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									                       Sample of Devotional Journal

Welcome,

Thank you for your interest in the Devotional Journal. The Devotional Journal starts with
the first category studied in the Bible study and goes through the very last – the Y. Each
day consists of a devotional story pertaining to that perticular category. At the end of
each devotion there will be a place to journal your journey for that day. It is intended to
take as much or as little time as you wish. The journal page is an instrument to help guide
you along so that when the seventh category is over, you will automaticlly look for these
seven elements in your journey. It will change the way you veiw your journey – it will
allow you to see God in all things – it will bring you to a greater understanding of how
God might be speaking to you – you will find God in the details of your walk – but only
by practicing these small steps.

Below is an example of what one day may look like. I have chosen a story from the “O”
(Others) category.


Contents
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        From The Heart of Tina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                       6
        Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             7
        Journaling the Journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                       8
                 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . .                   9
                 Sample Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                        11


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        Jehovah God
                       Christopher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    13
                       Bathroom Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            16
                       Youth Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       18
                       Lena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   21
                       The Field Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         24
                       Missed Opportunity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             26
                       Corrie Ten Boom . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .           28
    Others
                 Summer Breeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            31     
                 Afternoon Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          33   
                 The Visitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      35    
                 Rehearsals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   38    
                 First Night in Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  41
                 Office Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        43
                 Kenneth and Karen Boa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  46         
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    Unusual Events
                 Heart’s Desire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           49
                 Directed By God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            52 
                 More Than Just a Box of Cards . . . . . . . . .                        55     
                 The Shackled One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           59
                 Last Breath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          62
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                 Snow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   65
                 If You Leave God’s Path . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .                 68
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    Resources
                 The Tooth Ache . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           71    
                 A Prayer for Deliverance . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .              74
                 Drawn to His Face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              78
                 Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     81
                 Band-Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       84
                 The Missing Piece . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            86
                 Linda’s Journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        88     
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    Needs
                 Faithful to Deliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          91
                 Miss Pearl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      94
                 Saying Good - Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        97
                 The Little Things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        99
                 Drawn to The Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           101
                 No Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      103
               Bread from Heaven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            105
        Emotions
                      The Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      108
                      A Moment of Grief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              111
                      Lessons from a Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           114
                      Be Still . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   116
                      Two Black Cowboy Hats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                118
                      The Cherry Wood Pew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                  121
                      I Surrender All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          124

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        Your Response – Journal the Journey
                      Welcome Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             127
                      God’s Shows Moses the Land . . . . . . .                                       130
                      References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             141




                 Journaling Your Journey Moments

      Journaling Moments is meant to be done at the end of your day. As the
evening winds down, find a quiet place to sit and reflect back upon your day.
You can take as much time as you need. You may want to begin with a prayer
and ask God to help you remember the important events that happened during
your day.

   The journal is set up as a tool for you to make quick notes in your journal.
The more you do this, the easier it will become and soon you will no longer need
a guide. It will become a part of your daily walk.

(continued . . . . )
                              Afternoon Drive

    “ though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.”
                                                                Psalm 37: 24


        One afternoon, on my way into town, I traveled my usual route through one of the
neighborhoods. As I moved passed one stop sign and headed for the next one up ahead,
something caught my attention. I saw an extremely tall man. He was slim, had gray hair,
and must have been in his seventies.
        To the right of him was a young boy of about eight years old. I assumed the boy
was his grandson. The boy stood in front of a lawn mower and was pushing with all his
might. The grass was exceptionally tall and I could see that it took a lot of work to move
the mower through the thick blades.
        The man appeared thin and frail. He walked beside the young boy with his right
hand placed upon the boy’s shoulder as if he were trying to keep himself from falling
over.
        I sat at the stop sign and stared as the boy pushed with all of his strength. The
strain on his little face told of how difficult the task was for him, but he persevered. He
continued to push and strain until he found himself at a place where the grass was too tall
to push through. The whole time the old man’s hand never left the young boy’s shoulder.
Suddenly, while the boy was stuck, I saw the old man come behind the young boy and
take a hold of the mower with both hands. Now four hands were on the mower. With
every ounce of energy, the two of them thrust the mower through the difficult area. The
old man then placed his hand back upon the boy’s shoulder and let the young boy
continue pushing alone as he walked beside him. It was a beautiful picture. My eyes
fixed upon this scene until they began to mist.
        “Why am I so emotional about this, God?” I asked.
        I heard His wonderful voice reply, “You see Tina, that’s how I am with you.
When you can’t push through the difficult times alone, I come and help you.”




The Wilderness
    What a beautiful picture of how God works! I know that God allowed me to cross
paths with those two people that day at that exact moment for a reason. I have always
been a visual learner and know that sometimes I need to see things in order to get the
full understanding of how something works. God knew that and provided a wonderful
reminder to me of His love and care for us.
                                         Journey Moments
                 “Life is God’s great classroom; the wilderness is God’s great place of training.” i
                                                                                            ---- Jim Wilson



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