"I'm tired of being a Sunday morning Christian"
Can you relate? Have you felt that before?
I would go to my church, find my seat, and get into it. And yes, while I was there, I was there. Worshiping, learning, and interested.
Then once the pastor dismissed us BOOM! Get the kids, get the car, fight the parking lot traffic, where are we going to eat, what's the rest of our day like, etc...
By the time we arrived home, the message was all but forgotten! No more time would be put into what I had heard. I knew something was wrong with that picture and something had to change. The message was solid, scriptural, and inspiring! Why was I not able to follow through on it throughout the day? Or the week?
Then it hit me:
I attended church for entertainment!
Maybe your story is a little different, but the truth is that most of us have a hard time keeping the main things, the main things. That is why I decided to create this journal.
James tells us what one of those making things are as he implores us to be "doers of the word, not only hearers."
As I sat in the pew (or chair, in my case), I was a consumer. I was a fan. I was a "hearer", not a "doer".
I developed the SOAR Journal for myself. I need a guided way to keep my thoughts together throughout the week. I previously used a spiral notebook, but I never really referenced it afterward partly because it was unorganized and partly because I didn't have a plan.
I moved to a clunky digital note-taking system that I was making up as I went along, but I discovered a couple of things with that. One, I was constantly looking down at my phone as if I was busy texting, or on social media, or even playing a game when I was just trying to highlight, notate, cut, and paste! It was all terribly cumbersome for me and looked bad as well.
And two, I was disengaged from what was going on around me. I trailed just a little behind the crowd because my mind was working on something else and I missed many key points from the speaker.
With SOAR Journal, I now have a system. A plan. I can easily check back on my notes, record my thoughts and actions, and dive deeper into what my pastor presented.
If you are like I was and tired of being that "Sunday Morning Christian" and desire to drink deeper and be a doer of the Word, the SOAR Journal is there to help you.
If you want to record your thoughts and spiritual journey for the next generation to reference and cherish, you have it in the SOAR Journal.
If you struggle with staying focused during the message or afterward have a hard time recalling the main points. Utilize the SOAR Journal to help you recall those precious scriptures and relevant points from your pastor.
If you have trouble recalling the prayer requests you receive, there is a place to record those so you can be praying throughout the week! What a valuable treasure!
Have you ever sung a song in praise and worship time and wanted to remember it so you could add it to your playlist when you get home? The SOAR Journal has a place for you to jot those songs down at the end of the journal. Imagine the amazing music list you'll record by the end of the year.