His Holy Spirit.

“Turn to my reproof,
Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you;
I will make my words known to you.” Proverbs 1:23 NASB

“It will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind;
And your sons and daughters will prophesy, 
Your old men will dream dreams,
Your young men will see visions.” Joel 2:28 NASB

“But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; For the Spirit was not yet given because Jesus was not yet glorified.” John 7:39 NASB

Lord,
I’ve lifted up my hands, pour out Your Holy Spirit and let Your words known to me. I want to walk in the Spirit one moment at a time and deny the desires of the flesh. Help me be a faithful servant.
In Jesus’ name, I pray.
Amen.

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His Faithfulness

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord

and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;

To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning

and Your faithfulness by night,

with the ten-stringed lute and with the harp,

with resounding music upon the lyre.

For You, O Lord, have made me glad by what You have done,

I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.” Psalms 92:1-4

“Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God;

For it is pleasant and praise is becoming.” Psalms 147:1

“Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;

Sing praises to His name, for it is lovely.” Psalms 135:3

Lord, I praise You everyday for Your lovingkindness, faithfulness and for all the wonderful works of Your hands. I am forever grateful for all of today’s blessings and the ones to come.

In Jesus’ name I praise,

Amen.

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His Knowledge

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7 NASB

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding has all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.” 
Psalms 111:10 NASB

“The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: Fear God and keep His commandments because this applies to every person.” 
Ecclesiastes 12:13 NASB

Lord, 
As I read Your Word, fill me with Your Holy Spirit so both of my heart and mind are open for wisdom and instruction. You are my Shepherd and Counselor so teach me Your precepts and provide guidance one day at a time. I want to be wise in all of my decisions today. I want to walk and apply all of your teachings in my life. I honor You and love You, Abba Father.
In Jesus name, I praise.
Amen.

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His Protection

“I will say to the Lord, my refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!

A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand,

But it shall not approach you.

No evil will befall you, nor He will give His angels charge concerning you,

To guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91: 2, 7, 10-11

“But the Lord has been my stronghold,

And my God the rock of my refuge.” Psalm 94:22

“O Lord, my strength and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of distress…” Jeremiah 16:19

Lord, you are my refuge, fortress and stronghold, in whom I trust.

Have your guardian angels protect every step of my journey,

in Jesus’ name I boldly pray, Amen.

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His Strength

“Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.” Psalm 105:3

“How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O Lord, they walk in the light of Your countenance. For You are the glory of their strength, and by Your favor, our horn is exalted.” Psalm 89:15,17

“The LORD is the strength of His people, a stronghold of salvation for His anointed.” Psalms 28:8

Lord,

You have been the strength in pressing life circumstances, my stronghold of salvation when faced with opposition, rejection or failure and my joy in grief and sorrows.

I praise You for your faithfulness, unconditional love, and morning mercies. I want to rejoice in You always.

I boldly praise and courageously pray, Your faithful and beloved servant.

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He Hears Us

“Hear, O LORD, my prayer; And listen attentively to the voice of my supplications (specific requests)! In the day of my trouble, I will call upon You, For You will answer me. But You, O Lord, are a God [who protects and is] merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness and truth.”
‭‭PSALMS‬ ‭86:6-7, 15‬ ‭AMP‬‬

He answers our prayers in His perfect time,
He is Merciful,
He is Gracious,
He is Lovingkindness,
He is Truth.

For great is Your lovingkindness and graciousness toward me;
and You have rescued my life from the depths of Sheol [from death]. Psalm 86:13 AMP

Lord, I know you will hear me when I cry in distress, help me not overreact when faced with challenging circumstances and help me be slow to anger and be forgiving at all times. Help me, love, extend grace and be more like You, in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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Interview with Susan Holloway

Good morning!
Hope you are having a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.
I attended a women’s leadership conference this past Saturday. As I waited for a friend to sit with me at lunch break, I was sitting alone in a round table for eight when Susan Holloway walked in. 
It was an instant, divine connection. This unforgettable moment was definitely orchestrated by our Lord.
After a half an hour into our small group discussion, I soon realized, Susan Holloway loves to Journal❣️

Susan has been journaling her prayers for the past eighteen years and described the journaling process to be her daily inspiration. 
Journaling gives direction and purpose to her life.


Watch her play the violin here at the University of Memphis, TN https://youtu.be/tlf2JkfO3vg


How did Susan overcome stage fright? Watch her testimony here:https://youtu.be/Y5Kj1d28Mtk

What’s Journaling, Susan?https://youtu.be/Xgek12Bzyro

Professional Video of Susan:https://www.facebook.com/731883940280134/posts/1640408736094312?s=583325868&v=e&sfns=mo


To follow Susan on Instagram: @susanhollowaymusic
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YouTube.com/c/susanhollowaymusic

Rise Up and Journal.
God Bless, Adriana

The Bible Reading Journal Series: Color Coding System

Every time I read my Bible, I pray for the Holy Spirit to guide me thru the journaling experience including highlighting, meditating and journaling the selected Scriptures.

“Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law.” Psalm 119:18 NASB

I pray over the following Scriptures when journaling and highlighting:

But He said, ‘On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the Word of God and observe it.” Luke 11:28 NASB

“Lord, what are the practical ways I can step out in obedience?”

As I read His Word, I truly delight on all of His precepts and promises. When His Holy Spirit convicts me of His commands, then I highlight the verses in BLUE.

But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” 1 Corinthians 11:28 NASB

“Lord, show me any unconfessed sin(s) in my life.”

When the Holy Spirit convicts me of any sin(s), then I highlight the verse in BROWN.

I also acknowledge sinful nature in the Bible.

“For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” Matthew 6:14 NASB

“Lord, help me forgive myself and/or others today.”

When the Holy Spirit convicts me, then I highlight the verse in PURPLE.

“O Taste and see that the Lord is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” Psalm 34:8 NASB.

“Lord, show me your everyday miracles. Open my eyes, heart and help me count my blessings. I want to maintain a heart filled with gratitude and thanksgiving.”

When the Holy Spirit convicts me of His character, then I highlight the verse in RED for His never-ending compassion, unfailing love, and morning mercies.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 NASB.

“Lord, I am surrendering my life to You, and praying over selected Scriptures.”

When the Holy Spirit convicts me, I highlight the verse in GREEN.

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Intimacy with the Lord

Closeness with our Lord = Quiet Time + His Word + Self-Examination + fervent Prayer.

Let us explore the daily process for the Bible Reading Journal today.
It typically takes me approximately 30 minutes to read a chapter a day and journal. It may seem a long time but our time with the Lord is priceless and memorable!

Once we read the chapter, we highlight and inscribe a selected verse or two in different translations. When I inscribe His Word, I am able to memorize it a lot easier. I then journal ‘how’ I am going to step out in obedience in practical ways.

Later I examine my heart daily so I may repent and forgive, count my blessings and maintain a prayerful lifestyle.

Cross-References allow me to dig deeper into God’s Word and Commentaries enrich my “journaling” experience.

“…but God was working in every detail. He was providing, humbling, sanctifying, forgiving, and drawing their hearts to His in the most necessary and beautiful ways.“ 
Whitney from Love God Greatly Ministries.

“When I read my journals, I see God’s fingerprints all over. Journals are my stones of remembrance (Joshua 4:23-24)“  Adriana Morales-Spokane.

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Next Video Clip: The Bible Reading Journal Series: Verse Color Coding.

Examine the Heart!

Let us Examine our Hearts.

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:31‬ ‭NLT

“But now you also put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.
Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:8, 19‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:22‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,” 1 Peter ‭2:1‬ ‭NASB‬‬