As an early riser, who also loves to journal, I strongly connect with Psalm 119:147, which says, “I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for Your words.” Reading my journal is much like riding a roller coaster with life’s ups and downs, fast starts and slow ends. Even so, there is peace between the pages as I wait to hear the voice of God.
I first discovered YADA when I met Debbie Csutoros during her visit to my hometown, Asheville, NC. To say I was intrigued was an understatement! Besides that, it gave me a reason to buy a new journal with clean pages and “fresh book” smell. As I set off to write my thoughts, fears and desires, I had every hope that God would speak to me. Speak, He did! Through every stroke of the pen and every bowed head, I felt my relationship with my Savior grow stronger.
Four years later, I still cherish the early morning hours when I purposely PAUSE to make that special connection with God.