My Way or The High Way: Week 2 Journal Ideas

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Establish Your Connection: Take a moment open your heart and mind to Holy Spirit. If all you do is connect with him and enjoy his presence that is okay. Write about how you feel when you take time to soak in God's presence.

Day 1: Journal Pg. 12


  • Thought: This verse could be used as a prayer to express to God that you want to learn to do his will.

  • Question: Symbolically in life what type of situations would represent level ground versus things that would represent cliffs and mountains?

  • Thought: Notice the Psalm says that God must teach us to do his will, which implies it doesn't come naturally to us.

  • Question: Why do you think the writer keeps making statements like you are my God or your good Spirit?


Day 2: Journal Pg. 13-14


  • Context: Only believers in Christ are considered sons & daughters of God. In verse 17 God said, "I will live with them and walk among them."

  • Definition: Unbeliever means anyone who is without faith in Christ. They are not a son or daughter of God.

  • Context: Verse 14 tells believers not to be yoked together with unbelievers.

  • Question: How do you think it affects a believer to date or spend a lot of time with unbelievers? Why would God warn believers about this?

Day 3: Journal Pg. 15


  • Commentary: Biblehub.org says "We are all sinners; Christ came into the world to save sinners, to teach sinners, to call sinners to repentance."

  • Question: Why is humility so important to God?

  • Thought: God is the only one that knows the path to eternal life. Humility allows you to hear him over your own desires.

  • Commentary: Biblehub.org examples of the Way God Teaches: By His word, principles to guide good human conduct, Holy Spirit, enlightening our minds to see truth, and advice from wise person seasoned in the faith.

Day 4: Journal Pg. 16


  • Context: Psalm 119: 97-104 explain that God's laws direct us on the right path (life). There is also an evil path outside of the will of God that leads to death.

  • Commentary: God's word brings light and life to help us find our way. David says that God's laws preserved his life.

  • Question: Can you think of examples of ways God has protected you through the teachings in his word?

Day 5: Journal Pg. 17


  • Commentary: Biblehub.org says to trust in the Lord with your whole heart means "to wholly & securely rely on God's wisdom, power, and goodness."

  • Question: Explain how it looks different to trust God wholeheartedly versus when you do things your own way.

  • Thought: If you do things your own way, then you are directing your path instead of God.

  • Additional Path Scripture: Psalm 16:11 "You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore."


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