This year, our women’s Bible study is on the Ten Commandments.  The focus of our first lesson was God’s promise. “I am yours.  You are Mine.”

At the end of this lesson, the author recommended two ways to explore the study throughout the year.  We could journal or we could use meditative prayer.  Our study leader pointed out that instead of keeping a formal journal we could make margin notes throughout the month.  After al, we’ve each purchased a book and the books have lovely, wide margins.  Markers, stickers, colored pens, sketches, notes, whatever.

I’ve not tried journaling yet, because journaling is a bit “in” right now. I’m not avoiding it because it is IN. I’m avoiding it because I’m already working with two other journaling projects.  Three just seems like too much.

But I’ve added the line for meditative prayer to the top page of each page in my other journal.  “I am Yours.  You are mine.”  As I open this journal each morning, I see this line of text.  I take a few minutes to meditate.  Inhale.  “I am Yours.”  Exhale. “You are mine.”  Inhale and exhale.  In and out.  It creates a quiet centering start to my day.

Has it solved all the worlds problems?  No.

But I feel calmer and better able to deal with them.  Things feel do-able and less chaotic.

I am yours.  You are mine.

Why not give it a try?

–SueBE