You might be wondering if it’s really possible to grow in your walk with Christ by journaling just 10 minutes a day. I know it sounds a little far fetched. You’re probably thinking it’s just some marketing gimmick used to get you to click on a link.
You’re right! I admit it. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. I truly believe the Daily Growth Journal can help you grow in your walk with Christ because I’ve seen what it’s done in my life and the lives of others.
Have you ever thought about Jesus' command to take on his yoke and burden and wondered what He meant when he promised it would be “easy” and “light.” Anyone who’s been a Christian for any significant time will tell you that following Jesus isn’t always easy. It costs a lot! It takes all of your effort! By choosing the narrow road to life, you invite upon yourself all kinds of trials, hardships, and suffering.
So what is Jesus talking about in Matthew 11:29-30 when he promised that His Way is actually the easy one?
Journaling tends to be one of those spiritual disciplines you either love or hate.
No matter which category you’re in, you've probably tried journaling at one time in your life. Maybe you’re like me and you really want to journal. You may even go to the store and buy a new one to help motivate you to start. But then you let 3 or 4 months go by before ever touching it again.
As a nine-year-old kid, I remember getting a few firecrackers one day with the promise we would shoot them off together later that evening. I was elated. The catch, however, was that I had to wait at home for an hour or so while my parents ran a few errands.
For better or for worse, in sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live…
Marriage is most definitely a mix of both good and bad. And God uses that mix to do one thing: to make you more like Jesus. Yes, marriage is a place where good things happen. It can be full of love, romance, excitement, the erotic, adventure, and satisfaction. But I’m convinced those are by-products of God’s purpose in marriage, to sanctify (make holy, like Jesus) people through relationships.