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Personal Worship Journal

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Nov 19, 2003
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9781418560928
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A brilliant companion to the iWorship Personal Worship Bible. Features thought-provoking questions that correspond to the devotions that help jumpstart the journaling process, Scripture prompts to help the reader reflect on the day's reading, and plenty of space for journaling.
Pubblicato:
Nov 19, 2003
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9781418560928
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iWorship

DAILY JOURNAL

iWorship

DAILY JOURNAL

THE iWORSHIP DAILY JOURNAL

Copyright © 2003 by Integrity Publishers.

Published by Integrity Publishers,

a division of Integrity Media, Inc.,

5250 Virginia Way, Suite 110,

Brentwood, Tennessee 37027.

HELPING PEOPLE WORLDWIDE EXPERIENCE the MANIFEST PRESENCE of GOD.

All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other— except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

Journal titles and key verses correspond to the iWorship Daily Devotional Bible. Copyright © 2003 by Integrity Publishers. Used by permission.

Scripture quotations used in this book are from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.

Cover and Interior Design: The Office of Bill Chiaravalle/www.officeof bc.com

Produced with the assistance of The Livingstone Corporation (www.LivingstoneCorp.com). Project staff includes Peter Gregory, Rosalie Krusemark, Emily Malone, Kathleen Ristow, Betsy Schmitt,Ashley Taylor, and Dave Veerman.

ISBN 1-59145-084-5

Printed in the United States of America

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Contents

Introduction

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Introduction

Worship is central to the Christian faith. Once we have understood and accepted the profound and life-changing news of the gospel, we naturally respond with gratitude and praise for God and his grace. And because God touches all of life, every area should bring him glory. In other words, worship should be our lifestyle.

Unfortunately, however, many Christians devote only an hour or so each week to worship, usually a weekend church service. Instead, we believers should live in close relationship with God, continually praising him for who he is and for what he has done, taking concerns to him, thanking him for his answers, and obeying his Word. Our worship needs to move out of the pews and into our homes, neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces.

This book, the iWorship Daily Journal, has been designed to guide you in that process. You can use it as a companion to the iWorship Daily Devotional Bible to help you reflect on what God is saying to you through his Word. Each day parallels the corresponding day in the Bible, using the same title and key verse. Then questions and other prompts offer suggestions for your personal reflections. Prayerfully use this journal to record responses to what you are learning, prayer requests and answers, decisions for acting in faith, and confessions, thoughts, and dreams. Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your [life] overflow with thanksgiving for all he has done (Colossians 2:7).

JANUARY 1

— GENESIS 1 : 1 - 3 : 24 —

FINE CRAFTSMANSHIP

Then God looked over all he had made,

and he saw that it was excellent in every way (1:31).

What places or events prompt you to say, God, your creation is excellent? What response does your heart offer when you meditate on the wonder of God’s creative masterpiece?

JANUARY 2

— GENESIS 4 : 1 – 5 : 32 —

ONLY MY BEST

The LORD accepted Abel and his offering, but he did not accept Cain

and his offering. This made Cain very angry and dejected (4:4–5).

What gifts of service can you bring to God? What changes do you need to make in your heart before you make an offering to him? Ask God to give you a heart that sincerely desires to please him. Offer the best of what you have to God in worship of him.

JANUARY 3

— GENESIS 6 : 1 – 9 : 17 —

GIVE ME A SIGN

It is the sign of my permanent promise to you and to all the earth.

When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will be seen in the clouds, and I will

remember my covenant with you and with everything that lives (9:13–15).

Do you cling to the promises of God? List four or five of his promises to you and thank him for his unending faithfulness. Ask him to grow your faithfulness in response to his.

JANUARY 4

— GENESIS 9 : 18 – 11 : 32 —

A MONUMENTAL MISTAKE

Let’s build a great city with a tower that reaches to the skies—

a monument to our greatness! This will bring us together

and keep us from scattering all over the world (11:4).

Are you a kingdom builder? Whose kingdom are you building? To what end are you investing your God-given talents and resources? Praise God for the gifts and talents he has given you, and ask him for wisdom in using them to his glory.

JANUARY 5

— GENESIS 12 : 1 – 14 : 24 —

HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE

Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And blessed be

God Most High, who has helped you conquer your enemies (14:19–20).

How has God intervened on your behalf? Think of the times that you have been spared suffering, heartache, or even minor inconvenience because of his great love. Give praise to God who helps us in our time of need.

JANUARY 6

— GENESIS 15 : 1 – 17 : 27 —

EYES WIDE OPEN

Thereafter, Hagar referred to the LORD , who had spoken to her,

as the God who sees me, for she said, I have seen the One who sees me! (16:13).

Have you completely opened your heart to God? In what areas are you tempted to exclude him? When you feel most alone, remember that God loves you, that he sees you, and that he has been faithful to his people throughout history.

JANUARY 7

— GENESIS 18 : 1 – 10 : 18 —

RUGGED WORSHIP

The two other men went on toward Sodom, but the LORD remained

with Abraham for a while. Abraham approached him and said,

Will you destroy both innocent and guilty alike? (18:22–23).

When do you find it hard to trust God? How does a lack of trust impact your times of worship? It’s difficult—if not impossible—to worship a God you can’t trust. Bring your concerns and doubts before God, and ask him to help you worship by putting your trust in him.

JANUARY 8

— GENESIS 11 : 1 – 13 : 20 —

NO RIVALS

Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—

and go to the land of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering

on one of the mountains, which I will point out to you (22:2).

Will you worship God with complete abandon? Do you trust in God’s sovereignty enough to yield everything you have to him? List the areas of your life that you struggle to give over to God, and ask for the faith required to worship in complete surrender.

JANUARY 9

— GENESIS 14 : 1 – 15 : 18 —

PRACTICING THE PRESENCE

Then I bowed my head and worshiped the LORD . I praised the LORD ,

the God of my master, Abraham, because he had led me along the right path

to find a wife from the family of my master’s relatives (24:48).

How has God provided for your needs? List specific actions he has taken on your behalf and offer him praise for them. Do you lack anything? Ask God to provide for you out of the abundance of his blessings.

JANUARY 10

— GENESIS 15 : 19 – 18 : 9 —

A BETTER PERSPECTIVE

Look, I’m dying of starvation! said Esau. What good is my birthright to me now?

So Jacob insisted, Well then, swear to me right now that it is mine. So Esau swore an

oath, thereby selling all his rights as the firstborn to his younger brother (25:32–33).

What trivial or material (but not necessarily wrong) things in your life might distract you from eternal, spiritual realities? Ask God for wisdom in prioritizing your life and worshiping him in spirit and truth.

JANUARY 11

— GENESIS 18 : 10 – 10 : 43 —

FAITH, NOT FEELINGS

Once again she became pregnant and had a son. She named him Judah,

for she said, Now I will praise the LORD ! (29:35).

Think about a particularly bitter or hard time in your life. Find something in that experience that you can make an occasion for true worship. Offer praise to the LORD for his faithfulness to you in difficult times.

JANUARY 12

— GENESIS 11 : 1 – 16 : 43 —

NIGHT WRESTLING

Then the man said, Let me go, for it is dawn. But Jacob panted,

I will not let you go unless you bless me (32:26).

What issues or struggles make worship difficult right now? Ask God to strengthen you through these circumstances. And be encouraged that wrestling with God brings you into intimate contact with your Creator.

JANUARY 13

— GENESIS 17 : 1 – 11 : 57 —

IT’S THE PITS

He took Joseph and threw him into the prison where the king’s prisoners were held.

But the LORD was with Joseph there, too,

and he granted Joseph favor with the chief jailer (39:20–21).

Are you locked in a prison of bitterness or resentment from memories of mistreatment or false accusations? Praise holds the key that unlocks the doors of that prison. Ask God to grant you his favor and free you to worship him.

JANUARY 14

— GENESIS 12 : 1 – 15 : 28 —

RESTORED RELATIONSHIPS

Weeping with joy, he embraced Benjamin, and Benjamin also began to weep.

Then Joseph kissed each of his brothers and wept over them,

and then they began talking freely with him (45:14–15).

What family member comes to mind when you think of restored relationships?

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