Life Journal


About the Life Journal

As we read God’s words, we begin to see how God responds to things. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think and transforms the spirit of the mind. Then when we face similar situations as Jesus did, we begin to respond in the same way.

Journaling is an excellent way to both record and meditate on what
God has spoken to us.Pastor Jeremiah Genin

It’s also a useful tool to use at a later time, to reflect on and review some of the ‘gems’ that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and some very important lessons! And while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your small group or mentors. Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight and even encourage others.

You can pick up a Chapel Valley Life Journal at the Information Center at Chapel Valley. You can also download our reading plan and get started with us today.

Download the Chapel Valley Life Journal Reading Plan

How to Journal
Scripture

Open your Bible to the reading found under today’s date of your Bible bookmark. Take time reading and allow God to speak to you. When you are done, look for a verse that particularly spoke to you that day, and write it in your journal.

 

Observation

What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you. Paraphrase and write this scripture down in your own words, in your journal.

Application

Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, revelation of a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write how this scripture can apply to you.

Prayer

This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or it may be a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.

Now available on YouVersion.com


You can now follow along online at YouVersion.com. It’s a great way to follow the Chapel Valley reading plan and share your journal entries with others. You can also download YouVersion’s Bible app on your iPhone, iOS device, or any smartphone and keep up there. For more information, see the reading plan at YouVersion.com.

See it now! Available at YouVersion.com


How to setup YouVersion with Chapel Valley’s Life Journal Reading Plan

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    Sign up for a new account YouVersion.com. This will allow you to track your progress, submit journal entries (public or private), and set goals.

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    Once your account is setup go to the Solid Life Reading Plan. This is the reading plan that Chapel Valley uses.

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    You’re all set! Now you can follow along, submit entries, and more.

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    (Optional) We also recommend that if you have an iPhone, iOS device, or other smartphone that you download YouVerison.com’s Bible app. It’s free and a great way to stay up-to-date on the go.


Shepherd prayer

S – (Sunday)

To open and prepare my heart to receive the Spirit’s word.

Confession: “I am called by God, my Creator, to bear witness to the gospel of my Lord Jesus Christ for I have been given the promise of His unshakable faithfulness and my lasting fruitfulness.”

Today, I Consider…

  • What heart issues am I being asked to honestly deal with?


H – (Monday)

To maintain Health through personal refreshing, stirring, and cleansing.

Confession: “As a child born of His Spirit I welcome the flow of His grace-filled power flowing daily from my personal communion with Him as I commit to guard my heart.”

Today, I Consider…

  • What prophesies presently govern my life?
  • What promises am I presently drawing on in faith?
  • What are my most pressing present concerns?
  • What are my most private personal concerns?

E – (Tuesday)

To Extend my prayers to cover my family and extended family with personal naming.

Confession: “As a member of the family of God I exercise the privilege to include my immediate and extended family into “My house” through prayer.”

Today, I consider…

  • To name in prayer each relative the Father has placed on my heart to contend for their salvation and His fulfilled promise in their lives.


PH – (Wednesday)

To care for my Flock beginning with my local brothers and sisters.

Confession: “As a son/daughter of the Father, I am a bearer of the promise that His grace shall be imparted to other sons and daughters through me.”

Today, I consider…

  • What prophesies presently govern the direction of my local Church family?
  • What promises are we presently drawing on in faith?
  • What are our most pressing present concerns?

E – (Thursday)

To Extend my role as a partner to other ministries.

Confession: “As a ministry partner of Jesus, the Great Shepherd, I allow for His increasing influence through me to extend through the hand of other ministers who have been affirmed by His approval.”

Today, I consider…

  • What ministry leaders do I partner with in contending for their increased fruitfulness?
  • How will I make supplication for them by name?


R – (Friday)

To Reach out as an ambassador and a citizen to my community.

Confession: “As a commissioned ambassador I am promised spiritual authority as I joyfully choose to live an ordered life of involvement.”

Today, I consider…

  • What friends, neighbors, and co-workers has the Father placed upon my heart to contend for their salvation?
  • What community events has the Father asked me to be involved in?

D – (Saturday)

To answer my call as a citizen and a saint to this World.

Confession: “As a son/daughter of promise I live in the hope of God’s fulfilled purpose in me, the people I partner with, and those we influence together.”

Today, I consider…

  • Is my world view in line with the Father’s
  • Will I pray for Israel?
  • What global ministries do I support in prayer and deed?

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