Weekly Journal Entry
Date: January 17, 2021
Verse: Philippians 4:9
"Practice Makes Perfect"
I realized this week that the more I meditate on your verses, the more it seems I am being attacked in those specific areas of my life. You have been leading me lately to meditate on verses that are teaching me to not worry, to redirect my thoughts and to pray, but honestly.... I have struggled.
Not only that, but I've also realized that lately offense has been prevalent in my life. Why in the world am I taking things so personally? I'm even sick of myself with this behavior, so, God I know you are looking down absolutely fed up with me.
It's hard to remind yourself to change your thoughts when you are already fully immersed in the worry of if you said too much, if you should have done that thing, if that person is mad at you, and/or why that person is responding or not responding to you in that way.
Why in the world is this happening and how do I defeat this cycle?
Signed with a True Desire to Change,
Your Daughter Zane
I want you to know that I could never be fed up with you. I created you and I purposed you for every single season you are facing.
Daughter, how will you know how to apply the verses you are meditating on daily if there are never any tests? In school after a period of learning there is eventually a test, in the same way this also occurs in life . I want you to not only meditate on my word but live it out in your life. I want you to use what you are learning to succeed, excel and live out the abundant life that I've promised you.
I understand the frustration of trying to overcome a place, but constantly being attacked in that very same place. Apply, the lessons you've learned over the last two weeks continuously.
You will always have to do the work to take authority over your mind, but it's a great and refreshing work and it will change the trajectory of your entire life.
Signed with Love, Compassion, and Grace,
Your Weekly Journaling Prompt
God instructs us to do the following in Philippians 4:9:
"Practice these things: whatever you learned, received, heard or saw in us. The God of peace will be with you."
The 3 Keys:
Practice whatever you've learned.
Practice whatever you've received.
Practice whatever you've saw in your respected teachers.
Put this into Practice:
1. Write about a time recently where you've had to apply verses Philippians 4: 6-8. Write about what took place, who was there, what emotions did you feel, and how did you response?
2. Pray. Write a prayer to God. Surrender that situation to him. Forgive yourself as you move forward.
3. Identify the areas that Paul is teaching about in Philippians for you to practice. What have you learned from Philippians 4:6-8? What have you received from these verses? How has those around you that are your respected teachers demonstrated these verses in their life in a way that you can practice what they too are demonstrating?
4. Ponder on what your life would look like if you practiced these things and received God's peace. What would it look to release that worry and pray? What would it look to redirect your thoughts? What would it look like to continuously practice these things?
5. Thank God for the lessons. Thank God for the lessons He is teaching you in life. Ask Him to give you grace to pass every test that He may send your way.
God teaches us so many keys in Philippians 4: 6-9, but verse 9 is my absolute fave.
Paul says, I'm not just teaching you this just to teach. I actually want you to apply these things. I want you to practice in your life what you are currently learning.
I am a witness that Practice has always made Perfect!
Have you personally witnessed the results that practice can have in your life?
Note: *Zane is a fictitious character that represents every woman in this world that we desire to reach and provide a online space for them to rest and be restored.