Because the amazing truth is that what you are looking for is right there within you.
This is the most fulfilling journey you will ever take and it will hardly cost a thing!
And, best of all, you can take this journey from wherever you are!
These are the essentials:
1) Your Bible—electronic and/or hard copy. I use both. The hard copy in the photo is a special Bible given to me by a friend during a difficult time. I like it a lot. I have other versions as well. And, I use BibleGateway.com online all the time—on my phone, iPad, and desktop.
2) Pads of lined paper for journaling. Any ordinary pads are fine. If you would prefer pretty journals, it’s up to you. I use regular pads of paper so I don’t feel like I have to write profound things. I can write my stream of consciousness, most private prayers and concerns, whinings, crazy ideas—and throw it all away if I so desire. (A good practice is to rewrite some of the highlights—revelations, inspired prayers, or ideas that you want to remember or implement—into “nice” journals so you can review them later for encouragement and reminders.)
3) A pretty journal. Yes, I recommend that you buy a very special “Born to Bloom” journal. This is the one where you will write your discoveries on this journey. The highlights and most important points. Like the results from your Spiritual Gifts test and revelations you may have had while you were journaling on those ordinary pads of paper. Extract those nuggets and put them in this book. These are all the clues and pieces that you and God will be putting together—mosaic pieces that reveal the beautiful you. It’s an exciting, creative process!
4) An open heart and a bit (sometimes a lot!) of courage.
Okay. That’s pretty much it!