SEE God Move In The Circles
What is a Spiritual Circle Journal?
A Spiritual Circle Journal is an innovative new way to journal that helps you go deeper with God in half the time of longhand journaling. It simplifies time with God and allows for a much quicker "dive in" to whichever area is most on your mind. The circles are designated for specific things in the same spots each day. This helps make it easy to jump around in random order, just as our minds process information. Liz Lassa created this journal out of her own desperate need to find God in the smaller chunks of time that remained after having her 3rd child. It has revolutionalized her time with God because it makes it so easy to see God's repeated messages, instruction, care, and guidance in simple circles!
What do the Circles Represent?
The nine circles represent nine key areas of a fulfilling quiet time. A "circle key (see picture to the left below)" at the front of the journal gives users prompts as to what they might write in each circle. Four circles are what we might share with God, and five circles help us better listen, notice, and discern God's leadings and guidance. Liz has found that many struggle with listening for God. She has been helping those in her immediate circles to better understand this part of their spiritual journey for the last six years. Her favorite saying is, "Get your antenna up!" Liz's calling is to help other people discover their life purpose. Helping others SEE God's guidance in their lives is key to helping them become who and what God created them to be.
How is the Journal Formatted?
The front of the journal is a short book with chapters covering:
* the cool story of how God brought this journal project into being
* journaling as a processing tool
* journal samples
* how to have a meaningful and deep quiet time with God and
* how to use this journal.
Ninety blank circle pages follow, each with a blank page above it to write longer journal entries, bible study notes, sermon highlights, small group prayer requests, and retreat insights. Draw, doodle, paste pictures, etc. on that blank page as well. As one woman says in the testimonials, "This journal is structured freedom!"
What are Summary Pages?
The journal concludes with 12 summary pages that can be used to group things such as key scriptures, Lessons Learned, or Connect-the-Dots stories that cover the timeframe of the journal. It is great to have all the gems of wisdom God has taught all on a few pages for easy reference! The Connect-the-Dots pages tell our story and visibly illustrates how God was orchestrating so much out of our control. When seen is this obvious way, God gets ALL the credit! There are sample pages to illustrate these three ways to use summary pages in the journal.
This journal was based off Liz Lassa's "A Date With God - Renewing Our Mind Down by the River" prayer card she used for longhand journaling. This card gives a linear order to a longer quiet time for those opportunities when someone can spend bigger chunks of time with God. This prayer card and others are available on the Shopping page. They make great gifts for small groups, leadership teams, or friends/family who would like more guidance in this area.