God Moments: Why Are You So Afraid?

God Moments: Why are you So Afraid?

 

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Hearing God through Journaling

I have always loved journaling. I still have my Mickey Mouse journal from elementary school. My journaling evolved as I got older. Later, my writing switched from talking about the day and my latest crush to writing about God. I now keep a prayer journal, but the journal holds so much more than prayers. I do include my prayers to God, but I also write as I read scripture. In my little journal, I transcribe all of the thoughts and questions I have after reading scripture. I also include what I call “God Moments” in my journal.

I write everytime I experience one of  those amazing “that just gave me chills” moments. Do you know what I’m talking about? These are those stories that make you feel like God is talking to you, or those moments when you realize God is trying to get your attention. God moment stories often make you cry happy tears because you feel like God IS right there! These are stories about those moments when you FEEL God’s love and guidance.

Journal So That You Will Remember

After something beautiful and amazing happens, I think to myself, “wow, I won’t ever forget this!” But I have found that as time passes, I only remember some of the God Moments of my life. So I made it a priority to get those stories written ASAP before I forget! Do you know what I found after writing them down? These kinds of stories happen A LOT!!!! God is guiding us, and when I began collecting all of my God moments in a journal, I noticed just how often God has guided me.

My journal often feels like a broken record. The same most beautiful song is recorded in my journal over and over. These God moment stories are about all the random and not so random times when I would read something in the Bible at the exact time I needed to read it. God seems to often communicate to me and maybe you in this way.

In case you are searching for a cute and inspirational prayer journal, I have provided links to several prayer journals below including the journal you could win in the giveaway (See details at the bottom of this post):

God Moments: The Series

So this leads to the “Mindfulness in Faith and Food” new series announcement. Our new blog series is entitled, “God Moments.” I want to share these cool stories with others in hopes to comfort others in some way. God IS here! God does care! God is guiding us!

This Week’s God Moment Story: The Fear was Taking Over

In honor of this series, I want to share a short “God Moment” now. This God moment happened during a time when I was experiencing fear about something going on in our lives. On this particular day, fear was overtaking my day. I was experiencing this immense fear in the pit of my stomach. The fear was so strong that it was almost painful.

But Then I Found Comfort in God

Do you know that this very same day, I stumbled upon lessons about “trusting God when you are afraid” not once but twice?!!! The most impactful moment occurred when I was reading our nightly children’s devotional called God and Me to my son. I often like to read the context around a piece of scripture, but on this particular day the children’s devotional pulled just two sentences out of the Bible. The devotional simply said this, “Why are you so afraid? Do you STILL have no faith?” (Mark 4:40).

These words hit me smack in the heart and comforted my fearful soul. The fact that these two sentences were written in our devotional on this particular day made me feel like the words were being whispered to me. ‘Lacy, why are you SO afraid? Do you STILL have no faith?’ This soft critique was such a comfort. I felt as if God was saying that I could trust God. God’s got this!

Thank you, God, for finding ways to speak to us and guide us. I don’t know what I would do without your comfort and guidance. I am sorry for my lack of trust and for ALL the many…many…many times I fall short. You know, like that time yesterday and the day before… Thank you for guiding me and love me anyway. Amen.

We Have a Giveaway Winner

To celebrate the God Moment series, I had a giveaway. The Giveaway is now over, and we have a winner! Congrats to one of our subscribers, Lauren! She won the Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal.

This is such a fun Journal! You can use this journal to write down you prayers, questions, thoughts, and God moments. After writing, you can color in the journal while you pray and think about what you just wrote. What a great way to slow down and be mindful!

Tell Me Your God Moments

I love to hear how God is working in our lives today. Please tell me some of your God moments in the comments section. How has God guided you and comforted you in your life?

More God Moments

God Moments: We Prayed and Then This Happened

God Moments: Did That Just Happen?

God Moments: God Follows Through

God Moments: Choosing the Same Picture

God Moments: We Ran Out of Gas

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12 thoughts on “God Moments: Why Are You So Afraid?”

  1. I love this post because I can relate 100%!!!!!
    I started journalling years about but I only started writing down my thoughts while reading scripture and prayers about 3 years ago and it has given me so much clarity!!! It’s so much easier to hear from God when you actually write down your thoughts! Great post- will definitely be sharing!

    1. Thank Tisha for taking the time to comment. Journaling is amazing isn’t it! I am so glad journaling your thoughts have been helpful for you. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Awesome post. I’m in a fearful, uncertain time of life as well. Lots of changes and lots of choices to make that are scary. I have gone through 3 journals in the past 6 months with this going on, but have never thought to write out my God moments. Thanks for the idea! I’ll be incorporating.

    1. Oh I am so sorry you are going through a fearful time. Wow, 3 journals in the past 6 months. You do have a lot on your mind! I am glad you are going to start writing your God moments. I love, love, love to hear about times people have experienced these God moments in their life. Hugs to you.

    1. So True! It is so fun and eye-opening to look back on your journaling from the past. Thank you so much for commenting!

  3. Lacy,
    Ove the years I have been a sporadic journaler but now that I bullet journal, I jot down reflections, Scripture, etc. and it’s all in one place. I agree that we forget if we don’t write it down. Great post!

    1. Natalie, Oh I love the idea of bullet journaling!! I recently pinned an artcle about that! Bullet journaling sounds like a great idea!

    1. I can relate. Some days are so hectic! I keep journals and books beside my bed. The moment I get to stop my day, and write while relaxing in my bed is such a stress reliever! It is a great way for me to unwind after a long day. If a “God Moment” happens during the day that I don’t want to forget, I will write a quick note about it in my notes section on my phone. Then later I will write the full story in my journal when I get a chance. I hope this helps! Thank you so much for commenting this great question!

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