Posted in Devotionals, Faith

September’s Reading Plan

Good morning!!! Today is the big day! Today we start our 90 Day Tour through the Bible. Along with following this plan I thought it would be cool to do the SOAP method.

What is the SOAP method?

Scripturewhat passage are you reading?

ObservationIn reading the passage what do you see?

Applicationhow does what you see apply to you?

PrayIs there anything you need to confess to the Lord or any gratitude to show to Him?

Creation, The Beginnings

Day 1- Genesis 1-2

Day 2- Psalm 33

Day 3- Psalm 145

Day 4- Genesis 5-9

Day 5- Genesis 10-15

Day 6- Genesis 16-19

Day 7- Genesis 20-25

Day 8- Genesis 26-36

Day 9- Genesis 37-41

Day 10- Genesis 42-45

Psalms 89-90

Day 11: Genesis 46-50

Psalm 119:1-17

The Fall, Human Sepation from God

Day 12- Genesis 3

Day 13- Genesis 4

Day 14- Genesis 6

Day 15- Job 31

Day 16- Hosea 4

Day 17- Isaiah 65:1-16

Day 18- Psalm 14

Day 19- Psalm 51

Day 20- Psalm 58

Day 21- Matthew 12-13

Day 22- Romans 1:18-3:20

Day 23- Jude

Day 24- Psalms94

Day 25- Isaiah 1

Rebellion

Day 26- Exodus 4:1-5:4

Day 27- Exodus 8-9

Day 28- Exodus 10-11

Day 29- Psalm 10

Day 30- Proverbs 20

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An open conversation pt. 2

Dear Jesus,

It’s so easy to pray and love the people you care about, but how do I love my enemies?……..

This month I’m reading through the Sermon on the Mount and today’s reading is focused on loving your enemies. It’s so easy to love your love ones right because you LIKE them but what about the people who rub you the wrong way? The antagonists in your life? How do we deal with them? Jesus has the perfect answer:

“You have heard that it was said, Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven. For he causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what are you doing out of the ordinary? Don’t even the Gentiles do the same? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:43-48‬ ‭CSB‬‬

There is call for us to love and pray for our enemies. Tough right!!! Loving our enemies is the essence of loving like Christ. Think of it this way in our sin we are enemies to God but he demonstrates his love to us.

Romans 5:8 says:

“But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭CSB‬‬

Loving like Christ requires us to BE LIKE Him.

So after reading today’s passage of scripture here is my response

Dear Jesus,

Your word tells me to love and pray for my enemies. Help me to look at my enemies with the love that you’ve given so freely to me. I pray for my enemies right now. May they see your love for them through my testimony.

Amen

Let’s love like Christ today- which includes loving our enemies!!!!

Posted in Productivity, Tristie Bujo Journey

How bullet journaling saved my life

I’m the kind of person that has so much to do, while struggling to complete it all!!! I mean sometimes I get to the end of the day and I’m like what did I do today. I had gotten to a point in my life where this cycle needed to change. I discovered bullet journaling and decided to give it a serious try. Before I continue to rave on and on about bullet journaling and how it has literally saved my life. Let’s talk about it briefly….

Bullet journaling is a way to brain dump and organize all that going on in your life. It’s literally a glorified planner- only you do it to fit your needs. The process of bullet journaling was first started by Ryder Carroll. He developed ” an analog system designed to be a to-do diary” The beauty of the bullet journal is that you can be as creative as you want to be or as minimal as you want to be. I fall somewhere in the middle.

Okay so back to my raving. Bullet journaling can take some time- it literally took me 3 days to set it up- but it has made life more efficient. I can now look at my calendar and see all future events and plan my days effectively. So if you’re like me- the struggle for PRODUCTIVITY is REAL. Start bullet journaling!!! Stay tune as I venture into the wonderful world of V-logging- first topic: how to bullet journal!!!

All right beautiful people!!! Have a GREAT DAY

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An Open Conversation

This morning as I sat down with my bible, a clean page from my journal and an open heart, I began to have this open conversation with the Lord. The conversation was very honest and some would view me differently. I received my answer,as always, right from God’s word. When I started this blog I promised myself that I would with the Lord’s guidance and wisdom be as vulnerable and as authentic as possible. So here’s the conversation:

Dear Jesus,

I struggle in so many ways, like Paul wrote about in Romans 7 to please you. I know the right thing to do and don’t always do it, while also knowing what I’m about to think, say or do is not pleasing to you and still I do it. Help me to daily follow you and show me your purpose for my life- as a wife, a mom and most importantly as Tristin a follower of you. Lord my question is how do I wake up every day and use every waking moment to please you? To glorify your name? I want to be used in every moment of every day to honor You. Please give me a hunger and a thirst for righteousness and for you.

Amen

As always the Lord answered me with his Word:

After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” As he passed alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew, Simon’s brother, casting a net into the sea — for they were fishermen. “Follow me,” Jesus told them, “and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him.”

‭‭Mark‬ ‭1:14-18‬ ‭CSB‬‬

Jesus calls for everyone to repent, believe and then to follow him. In following Him, we bear witness, so that others may believe in Him.

His answer is in plain text- Tristin live with a repentant heart, be obedient to me.

At church at the end of every sermon when we go over the application points, one of the points that is ALWAYS listed is to rehearse the gospel.

To rehearse the gospel means remember your need for a Savior- Jesus Christ and reflect on the penalty he paid for our sins and the victory we experience over sin because of his death and resurrection.

Today after reading God’s word, I did just that I rehearsed the gospel. I remembered that while I was still a sinner Christ died for me demonstrating his love for me. I remembered that in hearing the truth of the gospel- that I was sinner, Jesus died for my sins and that I could live for him- I repented and believed in Him. I remember that every day I am called to one thing and one thing only to follow Him in obedience. I remember that I can’t do this in my own strength but with the power of the Holy Spirit. After all my remembering and rehearsing my response:

Dear Jesus,

May I follow you faithfully, so that other might see and believe in you.

Amen