September 18, 2013

Christian Living: A Prize Journal

I recently finished a 21 day soul detox. Ashley Joy of Distinctive Female Blog hosted it. I found it through Instagram and it was truly an awesome experience. I'd like to share 2 blessings that I received through this experience and lessons that you can remember throughout your spiritual journey. 

1. You Can Win!- 
Now, I rarely enter giveaways, contests, etc. I have the mindset that I'll never win. Mind you, I've won two contests online off the top of my head but for some reason, my mind has been programmed to "loser". That sounds awful to think about but I subliminally do this to myself. As a result of thinking, I'll lose, I don't enter or try. To be a part of the 21 day detox, Ashley Joy asked that we all give our name, email address, and some other info. I did this not realizing that I was entering a drawing. Lo and behold! I won one of the prizes for the contest! I was really excited and shocked to hear I was getting a gift.  I won the beautiful pink journal that is pictured above! I had no intentions of winning and so I didn't even put my hopes there. I think this parallels with my relationship with Christ. A lot of times, I have no hopes in winning in life because things have been so hard for so long. However, if I set my mind there, that's what my reality will be. As a Christian, I must have hope, faith and a belief that with God, I can win in the situations in my life. 

2. Document the Journey!-  Now, if you've followed me for some time, you know that I love my gratitude journal. Since I already have a journal for gratitude, I decided to use this journal to write letters to God. My letters to God are mainly filled with my feelings and my prayer requests. In keeping a gratitude journal, my intention was to focus on the positive and hopefully more positive would come into my life. Yes, it has worked! God has blessed me more than I could have ever imagined! The part that is problematic is the denial. In focusing on the positive, I've tried to tell myself that the hurts and pains I feel don't exist. When you're dealing with aches and pains of any kind (emotional, spiritual, physical, financial, etc.), the worst you could do is pretend they're not real. In order to see healing take place, you must recognize the pain, deal with it, and ask God to help you move through it. This prayer journal is my opportunity to recognize and deal with the pain in my life. 

I hope this helps you as you continue to seek Christ in all you do!
God bless you!



  1. I love my prayer journal. It's amazing to read back and see the growth and change God has made in my life. It's that place where I can be totally transparent. It's my sanity! lol I recently started a gratitude journal with an app on my phone. Love it. :-)

  2. Ooo an app? Do tell! Which app is it? That's awesome!!!