O - Outline Your Thoughts
Need a little more order? Let's try this next part together.
Pause any time you need it should my thoughts and prayers inspire your writing today.
Now it's time to outline our thoughts a little bit. I invite you to pray with me. I'll be sharing some of my own writings or thoughts in light of our focus word of love for today. And I'll be sharing those using the five words that are noted on page 11 of the purpose journal. words are mind, body, spirit, outlook, and recognizing. I'm going to take each word and respond to it. And I like to jumpstart off of the journal prompt. You may find that the scripture is more helpful to you or your own first thoughts after having spent a little bit of time writing from the previous exercise.
So, Love. When I look for love where God has love for me, then I find myself at peace in the way I think about loving, loving, that is deep, loving that as kind.
Here's the prompt again, and my thoughts in light of body. When I look for love where God has love for me, then I find myself at peace in body. My body relaxes my body receives love better. My body gives love better.
When I look for love where God has love for me, then I find myself at peace in spirit, I'm renewed. I offer my full self. I open up from the deepest of my being so that God is fully present in what I bring to the table.
Now this word is to help you focus on yourself and I do my best. I don't always do a great job, but here we go. When I look for love where God has love for me, then I find myself at peace in the outlook I have for my future. The way I see myself, the way I see myself as a mother, raising my children in the most loving way that I can.
RECOGNIZING (Others / Relationship with Others)
And this last word, recognizing, use this word to help you focus on others or your relationship with others. Here's that prompt one last time. When I look for love where God has love for me, then I find myself at peace and recognizing the fullness of others, the breadth of their being, the many facets that it's possible to see and to know God through, to love them so deeply. And so passionately that the love that I offer for others is truly a love inspired by God.
May my thoughts on love today, be an inspiration to yours. Be sure to share any of your thoughts in the comments below.