Hello, everyone! In case you didn’t figure it out, I (totally last-minute) decided to change the schedule to every-other week again…. sorry! I’ve been super busy lately, working on RHM.
Today we have a rather unusual review~ of a journal. This is no ordinary journal, however; it is called the Christ-Walk Journal. As you have probably figured out by the title, it is a journal designed to help you grow in your walk with Christ. Let’s get on to the review!
“The Christ-Walk journal is a tool designed to help any believer discover God, obey His voice, and share their relationship with Him! Walking with God and teaching others to do the same is what the disciple of Christ does. At the core of you are as a believer is the reality that God made you to multiply. As you live connected to God through the Word of God and prayer, your life will have impact on those around you – the impact of the life of Christ lived out through you. This is The Christ-Walk.
“The Christ-Walk Journal, available in blue or magenta, includes:
– Christ-Walk binder
– One set of five tabs
– Daily Journal Pages: Eight weeks of pages to record your time with the Lord each day and listen to Christ’s direction for you as you seek to obey Him and share Him with others.
– Prayer Helps Section: A guide for you in your time with God. Specific helps are given to move you through the various aspects of prayer and meditation on the Word of God.
– Small Group Pages: Eight weeks of pages to record your notes from your weekly small group Discovery Bible Study.
– Sermon Notes: Simple pages to record how God is speaking to you through the preaching of the Word of God during the church services you attend on a regular basis.” ~from fallsbaptist.org
Title: The Christ-Walk Journal
Author: Mark Gillmore, Sr & Micah Shoultz
Genre(s): Non-fiction, Journals (I suppose)
Romance Content: None whatsoever. 😉
Recommended age range: 10+, because younger children may not make the commitment to keep doing this
I love using this journal! It has helped me in my walk with Christ so much! In this review, I will be focusing on the prayer aspect of the journal, as this is the
only main part that I have used (other than the Sermon Notes section).
The prayer journal is designed so that you will pray for an hour. Although it was hard at first to get into making this a part of my schedule, the Lord has helped me to make it a priority. The hour is split up into ten sections: Worship & Praise, Waiting on God, Confession of Sin, Spiritual Warfare, Claiming Promises, Intercession & Petitions, Thanksgiving, Meditation & Discovery, Listening, and Praise & Singing. For most of them, you only pray for five minutes, but for Intercession & Petitions and Meditation & Discovery, the goal is to pray for ten minutes.
At first, when I got this journal, I had no idea what to do for some of the sections. The authors give you a short summary of what you are supposed to pray about for each of them, but I was still confused. Thankfully, my dad helped me understand them all, and now I know what to do (for most of them; we’re not sure if we’re doing it all the way the authors’ intended, but it has been working. Take this review with a grain of salt, since I may not be using it exactly right). 😉
I would have to say that my favorite section is probably Claiming Promises. In this section, you look for things that the Lord has promised you in His Word, write them down, and meditate on them. I like doing this, because it reminds me of treasure hunting- searching for small treasures in the Bible. 🙂
I also like Meditation & Discovery, where you read a passage, write down a key verse from it, and meditate on that verse. I use this section for memorizing verses, and it has proved very helpful.
Listening is a challenging section; you are supposed to write an “I Will” statement and how you will share with others in the next 24-48 hours. I have a hard time with this one sometimes, but God has helped me make different things a priority in my life through it.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to go through all of the sections! I just thought that I would give you a glimpse of what it is like to use this journal. As I said before, it has helped me to grow in my walk with the Lord in many different areas. I would definitely recommend getting one, even though they are a bit pricey. 😉
I hope that you enjoyed reading this review, and that it has challenged you to make prayer a priority in your life.