July 15, 2016 § Leave a comment
You can buy this devotional starting Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at Gateway Bookstore (Southlake, Texas) or on my website www.lifeonpaperco.com.
I am excited to announce the release of a Bible-centered workbook I have been busy designing—The Visual Devotional: A 21-Day Creative Journey Into Your Personal Quiet Time Style!
Here’s a little background….
When I was in first grade, I was diagnosed with Dyslexia. Because of that, books have never been my thing. I would read the first sentence of an article, the pull-out quotes, and that was about it. It was so hard knowing that the Creator of the universe wrote a book just for me, but then struggling to find the passion to read it. I had a great relationship with God, I just couldn’t relate to the two-hour quiet times my pastor would always talk about. I lacked the focus to do more than read a chapter in the Bible and then say, “OK, done.” and move on with my day.
It was then that the Lord pinpointed what was missing for me. I was not being creative with my quiet time. The one thing I know about myself—that I am creative—was not being released in the most intimate relationship I had. That is when God began speaking to me about going on a journey with Him into the world of devotionals. I knew from the beginning that as He showed me what to do, day by day, I would grow in deeper intimacy with Him.
So, this is not your average devotional with a set amount of scriptures to read and a questions to answer at the end. This is a more open-ended journey into finding what works for you. In fact, you pick what you want to read—anything from one verse to an hour or two of bible time is up to you! If you are meeting with God and learning something from His Word, the amount is not important.
There will be five consistent portions to each day’s worksheet and then a few creative elements to spice up your time. The five consistent elements are:
+ Bible Reading – Read about God
+ Prayer – Talk to God
+ Application – Apply what He says
+ Outreach – Apply what He says to others
+ Distraction Help – Clear your mind of busy-ness
At the end of each week, you can highlight some of the most effective tools that helped you communicate with God. When the 21 days are over, you can reuse your favorite tools over and over again. That way, as you continue your journey, you’ll remember what works for you!
Research shows that it takes 21 days to form a habit. I pray that as you take the next 21 days to creatively seek the Lord that you will be launched into a lifestyle of dynamic devotion!
You can buy this Devotional starting Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at Gateway Bookstore (Southlake, Texas) or on my website www.lifeonpaperco.com.