Journal Entry by Geoff Allen

S – Scripture: Psalm 74:16-17 (TPT)
You own the day and the night.  Sunlight and starlight call you Creator.  The four corners of the earth were formed by your hands, and every changing season owes its beauty to you.

O - Observation
Sometimes I forget how big God is and focus on where I am at or what I am going through, the circumstances that I find myself in whether of my own making or otherwise. (sound familiar)

A - Application
To change focus I read God’s word daily and see what he has to say to me, after all His word is alive and is just as applicable today as the day it was written.  I allow time to invest in my faith.  For me first thing in the morning works, I sit in my arm chair while the house is quiet and its still dark outside and do my daily readings; and do it with a view of getting something out of it,  Allowing yourself to focus on the greatness of God and His promises to you as your heavenly father is powerful.  I like David’s advice to Solomon when he was dying” ….but you; be strong; show what you’re made of! Do what God tells you.  Walk in the paths he shows you;  Follow the life-map absolutely, keep an eye out for the signposts, His course for life set out in the revelation to Moses; then you’ll get on well in whatever you do and wherever you go.”(1 Kings 2:1-4 MSG)

Sometimes we have to be strong and courageous and stand in the promises of God.

P - Prayer
Help me not to be overwhelmed by the circumstances I find myself in, but rather be strong and courageous and stand in your promises for me recognizing that you are bigger than anything I am facing.