Do you have five minutes a day? Read a Bible verse and reflect on one question a day for five years. Write just a line each day and watch how you grow and change over the years.
This beautiful guided journal requires little commitment—just 5 minutes a day or less. But it yields a big reward as you focus your thoughts on God's Word and briefly respond to a thought-provoking question. A simple and meaningful addition to your quiet time or morning devotions, watch as your responses change over the years and reflect on how God has shaped your heart and life circumstances. Featuring scriptures from the Old Testament and New Testament, the questions are meant to inspire, convict, and draw you closer to God.
"In the multitude of my thoughts within me, your comforts delight my soul." —Psalm 94:19 Are you delighting in God’s goodness, or are you looking for other ways to calm, distract, or accept yourself?
"Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." —Galatians 6:2 How are you feeling about the people needing you or asking for your help?
"Jesus said to him, 'I don’t tell you until seven times, but, until seventy times seven.'" —Matthew 18:21–22 Is there someone God is asking you to forgive and, if so, what might that look like?
Maybe your response is a brief confession, a line about a challenge you're facing, a proclamation of praise, or even just an "amen!" or "Lord help me." With a minimal time investment, track your spiritual and emotional growth as well as your seasons of life as you watch how God is moving, coordinating, and gradually completing the work He has begun in you (Philippians 1:6).
Abigail R. Gehring is the author or editor of more than a dozen books including Back to Basics, Homesteading, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living, and Classic Candy. She enjoys writing, gardening, experimenting in the kitchen, and spending time with family. She lives with her husband and two children in an 1800s farmstead they are restoring in Marlboro, Vermont.