Advent Inspiration - Devotional Journal A-Z
Part 1 Words: A-D
This Advent season I’m participating in Mary Brack’s “Advent Words 2018” devotional and creative response. You can find out all about it on her website: https://www.foundonbrighton.com/.
The pages in this post are entries in my Advent 2019 journal.
Mary has generously made a calendar list of words and Scripture, and includes a daily devotional sent to your Inbox when you sign up on her website. You can also join her facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Wordschallengegroup/ and post your journal entries and responses there as we connect with one another. It’s not too late to sign up and join in the anticipation and celebration of Christ coming to earth.
“Comfort My People! Comfort Them!” says you Elohim.
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem and announce to it that
its time of hard labor is over and its wrongs have been paid for:
It has received from Yahweh double for all its sins.
A voice cried out in the desert: Clear a way for Yahweh.
Make a straight highway in the wilderness for our Elohim.
Every valley will be raised.
Every mountain and hill will be lowered.
Steep places will be made level.
Rough places will be made smooth.
Then Yahweh’s glory will be revealed
and all the people will see it together.
Yahweh has spoken.”
Isaiah 40:1-3 NOG
“Rise up in splendor and be radiant,
for your light has dawned and
Yahweh’s glory now streams from you!
Darkness blankets the earth and thick gloom covers the nations,
but Yahweh arises upon you
and the brightness of his glory appears over you!
Nations will be attracted to your radiant light
and kings to the sunrise-glory of your new day.
Lift up your eyes higher!
Look all around you and believe….”
Isaiah 60:1-4a TPT
“For this is how much God loved the world –
he gave his one and only unique Son as a gift.
So now everyone who believes in him
will never perish but experience eternal life.
God did not send his son into the world to judge and condemn the world,
but to be its Savior and rescue it.”
John 3:16-17 TPT
“Those who walked in darkness
have seen a radiant light shining upon them.
They once lived in the shadows of death,
but now a glorious light has dawned.”
Links to Posts about Word-of-the-Year & Everyday Journaling:
Making an everyday, calendar journal in a Leuchtturm1917 or Moleskine journal:
Ideas for scroll and banner headings for theme pages in an everyday journal:
About exploring a word of the year:
A surprise that led to an animal of the year:
“Why Journal? The Benefits of Journaling” . In addition to the post contents, check out the comments. People have contributed great reasons for journal keeping.
If you are seeking a Word for the year, you may find inspiration in the post “Listening for My Word of the Year.”
Visit my Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/valeriesjodin/everyday-yearly-journals/
Bible Journaling often is another facet of exploring a word or theme. In the Bible Journaling with Stencils & More e-course, I walk through how I Bible journal, the process of study and techniques. To find out more information check out: https://valeriesjodin.com/e-courses/
Join Our Inspirational Facebook Group
Bernice Hopper, and Mary Brack, and I share insights through blog posts for keeping an Everyday Calendar Journal. We will be using the journal to record events, experiences and relationships; to explore our word’s meaning in visual and fun ways. If you would like to connect with others in creative way about organizing your word, your ideas, thoughts, prayers, events, or your projects all in one place, you are invited to join our Facebook group: Everyday Journals ~ Living Your Word of the Year.
URL for Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/203309083575277/
URLs for Instagram: #livingyourword2018 & #everydayjournals2018
CHECK OUT THE BLOGS:
Valerie: https://valeriesjodin.com/blog/ (this one :-))