I came across this idea a couple of weeks ago, while browsing Instagram, I found a fellow blogger's IG account. I was drawn in by her images of Bible Journaling, and notes in her Bible.
If you know me, or read my post about Reasons to Journal, you know that I am a sucker for artistic Bible notes!
I explored more on her IG account, and found her website, where she posts monthly war room posts, which I am pretty obsessed with.
She also has the cutest tabs and journals for sale in her shop- check it out HERE!
I prayed that God would lead me where I needed to be.
Over and over again, I saw fellow bloggers posting about choosing a verse for the year.
That's when it hit me.
I want to choose a theme or focus each month of this year, and I want to share it with you all, in hopes that you all participate with me, and grow in your own walk with Him.
January's theme, naturally, is New Beginnings.
I chose this theme, because being the start of the New Year (New Decade), so many of us are searching and wanting to start new habits, new projects, maybe even new lives.
I myself am one of those people.
No, I don't want to start a new life. I love my family, my job, my side work here, and my life.
I already have a great workout routine in place; though it needs to be cleaned up and I need to be more strict about it. (Holidays are one thing to really get you off tract!)
I am always starting new projects, so that is not it.
I want to give myself a New Beginning, in the sense that I want the chance to become a better follower of Jesus (and become closer to Him). I want to become a better mother. I want to be the wife that my husband needs and wants, I want us to work on our marriage like we should have been doing all along (hello, "seven year itch").
While creating this post and researching it out, I was reminded that God's mercies are new every morning!
The Feeling of New
It is a feeling that is difficult to describe, in a way!
You know that feeling you get when you take the tags off a new outfit?
Maybe you get that 'new' feeling when opening a new journal, or book.
There is just something special and magical about that 'new' feeling.
There is something in our spirit, as children or even as adults, that is drawn toward the new things, and even the new beginnings that so many of us are searching for at the turn of the every new year.
Some of us just want a fresh start, some of us long for positive changes in our lives. Some of us are looking for an escape.
No matter what you are looking for, a new beginning gives us a chance to grow, to create and learn how to adapt differently.
Our Creator Loves New Beginnings
January Truths: New Beginnings
TRUTH 1 | HIS COMPASSION FOR YOU
TRUTH 2 | BE HUMBLE
TRUTH 3 | HE IS PREPARING SOMETHING GREAT FOR YOU
TRUTH 4 | YOUR FUTURE
How To Apply These Truths
Write these truths down in your prayer journal.
Write them in your Bible.
Print them out and place them in places you can see them.
Use these truths to pray over your dreams, goals, your new habits.
When you are feeling frustrated or down, remember these truths that God has written for you, remember what He has promised about your new beginnings. Remember He has a plan for you. Remember that your hard work on these new beginnings will not go unnoticed in His eyes, He will bless you!
Download your printable copy of January Truths below!
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Hey Ya'll! My name is Amy, I am a girl mom (times two), married to one of my favorite guys, a daughter, a Jesus follower and so much more. I love preworkout and a great sweat, I collect books like trophies, I love to cook but hate a dirty kitchen. I love grungy country music, bell bottom pants, turquoise (the mineral) and converses. Our house is full of love and laughter as we navigate this busy life together, focusing on keeping the important parts of life the biggest parts, and building a healthy and safe place in our family of four!