Keeping Journals For My Daughters

I have a box full of journals that I’ve written over the years. Each of them is a treasure of emotions and a testimony of how far God has carried me. I started writing at about 8 years old. Then, I didn’t think it would be something that I’d carry with me for the rest of the life, but writing was my outlet.

There are seasons where I have been very consistent with writing, and others where I have taken so long to complete a journal. But deep within, I’ve known that writing is good for me. I process life through writing. Sometimes I look back and I’m amazed at the depth in the journal entries.

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When I was pregnant, I had an idea to keep a journal for my girls. After Ky was born, I bought them journals that I felt reflected their personalities and started writing late last year.

This has turned out to be one of my favorite pastimes, I actually look forward to spend time writing when they are asleep. It warms my heart.

This verse is what nudged me to keep journals for my girls.

psalm 145-4

I realized that it is very easy to forget to share the good things that God has done. But there is something powerful about sharing testimonies. They ignite a flame in the faith of the hearer. They point them back to God.

It has been such an amazing experience. I have enjoyed writing little prayers, testimonies of the Lord’s doing, our memories, words of wisdom, and funny moments. I want to incorporate little drawings.

My prayer is that they will glean wisdom, laugh at the precious memories, but over all, stand in awe of God. He is faithful. I want them to know it for themselves, and see His footsteps through their lives and His finger prints on their hearts.

Would you like to start keeping a journal for your children? All you need is a journal, pen and a heart to write. The stories will flow, the testimonies will be shared and their faith will be strengthened in the Lord.

Blessings,

Bibi2Be

Introducing: The Prayer Corner

Good morning (:

For the last couple of days there has been a fire burning within me to pray more. I read this quote and it resonated with me:

Growing up is moving from a time of prayer to a life of prayer.

A life of prayer is my desire. As a result, hubby and I decided that we will come up with a prayer roster for the week to help us pray for much more than ourselves.

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We found ourselves singing this song at the same time (:

John 14:12 NLT

12 “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. 13 You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. 14 Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!

God longs for us to do even greater things. I have realized that I get caught up in myself. My selfish prayers take the day.

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Every Monday, I will be writing a post to encourage us to pray more. Please share your prayer requests, we will trust God for breakthrough together and we can share the testimonies later. I strongly believe that God longs to do a new thing within and through us, if we’d just let Him.

One testimony that has really encouraged me the last couple of days is from a dear friend. A few weeks ago, I gave her a little book about the Holy Spirit; as I always do before I  send out books, I prayed that the Lord would use it as a seed. True to God’s word, He did. She sent me a message and told me that as she read it she has begun to experience the Holy Spirit more and she is now speaking in tongues. I was and still am in AWE of the King of Kings.

We serve an amazing God. He longs to do greater things in us and through us.

If you are in Kenya, and you are looking for Christian books, I have a collection of different genres for sale, send me an email on ess@bibi2be.com

To share your prayer requests, please free to write in the comments section or send me an email on ess@bibi2be.com and we can stand together in prayer.

God bless you,

Have a blessed week ahead.

Bibi2be