VOL. I: BUILD YOUR LIFE
This journal is designed to help you build your identity on the foundation of who God is. It’s a Bible study that you can keep in your back pocket…literally.
On each page spread of Framework is an “I am not” statement, along with three short Scripture passages that help provide a deeper understanding of how that statement describes who God is. You’ll work through your response to that, based on what Scripture is telling you. There’s room for writing notes, thoughts, and prayers as you cross-reference your way through the Bible. Then, you’ll see a few longer Scripture passages that tie together context and big-picture concepts. Each spread concludes with a specific identity factor that you are building on the framework of who God is. The end of each Framework journal also includes blank pages for any other notes you want to jot down.
I am not the provider. He is. (Building Trust)
I am not enough. He is. (Building Dependence)
I am not fearless. He is. (Building Courage)
I am not all-powerful. He is. (Building Meekness)
I am not invincible. He is. (Building Vulnerability)
My husband always keeps Field Notes in the pocket of his jeans. He writes everything from prayers to phone numbers to project measurements to ideas to grocery lists in them. Following the To Choose Joy vision of helping people to strategically place biblical truth where they need it most, specifically on-the-go, I wanted to create a resource for men that would be easy to incorporate into their existing routines. As I prayed about what might work for my husband, God gave me the vision for a journal that would fit right in the same place as his Field Notes, and have the added benefit of encouraging him to search out Scripture and focus on Jesus, no matter where he goes.
“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain,” (Psalm 127:1a ESV).
Is it only for guys?
Framework was made with men in mind, but the concepts are equally powerful and necessary for women. So, ladies, grab a copy for the man in your life and another one for yourself. My husband and I have loved working through Framework on our own and then coming back together to talk about what God is teaching us.
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it,” (Matthew 7:24-27 ESV).
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