Obedience is Better than Sacrifice.

Hey my lovelies and welcome back to my blog!

If you regularly read my posts then you would have maybe noticed there has been a bit of a gap since I last published anything – you might even have wondered why not.

We are definitely going to get into that!

It has been over a month since the launch of my Honey Luxe Journals.

The very first product from my collection.

Praise God! Our Honey Luxe family growing each and every day! I always pray over each and every one of the journals that I send out. I just know each one of you who have purchased your journal is being blessed & will continue to flourish as you seek God more and more!

All the hard work creating and producing the journals was NOT in vain and I could not have asked for a more successful launch. The response has been absolutely amazing and I am so grateful for each and every one of you who has supported me in purchasing your very own prayer journal.

On to today’s update!

Obedience.

Yes. We know that adhering to God’s voice and ensuring we follow what He is calling us to do is important. But it does not make it easy!

Sacrifice is something I feel like I had to do in the month of August.

From the beginning of the month, God kept nudging me to just take a step back. He told me to take a few breaks from social media. I could not understand why because in my head more than everything we know how important it is to show up and make yourself visible when you have a brand you are creating.

But I just did not find peace until I decided to take some time away from constantly thinking about what will go next on my Instagram feed and ensuring I am constantly up to date with the latest news etc. It was important for me to focus on Him. So although this has been such an amazing month for me one can say the inconsistency across the board of my socials has been obvious and necessary.

What was vital for me those few weeks was stepping away so that God can download all He is desiring to download in my heart, mind and soul and I am so grateful I listened.

There is so much peace when that comes over me when I just stop all the thinking and planning of my own and give it all to God. All our plans, our tasks, our “things,” our cares. All of it. Seeking His direction in every step and being obedient is key. It is the only peace our spirit needs. The peace from Jesus that transcends all understanding.

I have also stepped up my fitness game and have been going to the gym at least 3 times each week. I am so proud of the consistency and I hope you proud too! It honestly makes so much of a difference and I have gone from dreading my sessions to looking forward to them!

So that is it! The short version is I spent more time away from socials to listen to God and step back so I and refocus on the main goal God has given me, remember my purpose and continually be obedient to Him, but I am so excited to be back now!

More updates from me coming! By God’s grace you will be seeing a lot more exciting things on my blog to come so look out for that.

Praying all is well with you too!

If you ever need someone to talk to or need a prayer partner feel free to DM me on Instagram: _honeyluxe or email me: contact@honeyluxe.co.uk.

Love Always,

Liz Fashanu

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‘He Restores My Soul’ Prayer Journal

Honey Luxe Journals

**GIFT – All journals purchased arrive with a special gift!

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Welcome to the first product from the Honey Luxe Collection, a Prayer Journal!

Hardcover in marble design and gold foil imprinted ‘He Restores My Soul – Psalm 23:3’. Use this simple, yet powerful tool to document your daily journey and quiet time with Jesus.

Details

Page Dimensions:  5.8″ wide x 8.3″ tall 

150 paged lined journal includes:

  • Gold Foiling design detail
  • Lovely thick 100gsm pages (approximately 60 – 70lb weight)
  • 140 undated lined pages to document daily thoughts/prayers
  • Personal Thank You page from Liz Fashanu
  • Tips on how to use the Prayer Journal
  • 15 Scripture references for when you’re feeling loved, happy, lonely, etc.
  • The Lord Prayer reference page
  • Gratitude & Answered Prayers Pages focused at the back of the journal
  • Durable hardcover
  • Protective Gold colour corners
  • Beautiful Gold Bookmark Ribbon

Looking to purchase in bulk (+5) for a special occasion, church or loved ones as a gift? 

If you want to buy +5 Honey Luxe Prayer Journals you qualify for 1 extra Prayer Journal FREE! Automatically discounted at checkout.

Welcome to your new prayer journal! This prayer journal is designed to help you meet with God in prayer, giving Him praise, asking for forgiveness of our struggles, being thankful in all circumstances and interceding on others behalf  & praying over yourself. Yes! Let this prayer journal help you take time each day to be still before Him in prayer and meditation.

There is no right or wrong way to do it; it is your journey to finding truth in God’s word so that you can grow strong in the LORD. 

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Exercising The Praying Scripture

After a few weeks of discussing my reasons for prayer journaling, I thought it would only be right moving into putting that into practice. So let us get into it!

There have been so many times I have sat down to spend time with God in prayer – and my mind just seems to go blank. Other times I feel like a broken record, bringing the same things over and over before God.

One day, I was reading a verse out of Psalm 119 that said His word is a “Lamp for our feet, a light on our path.” At that moment it hit me. His word is the “LIGHT” that will GUIDE MY PRAYERS! Honestly guys, this got my brain spinning about some helpful ways I could use scripture to pray and I want to share them with YOU!

First though, let’s talk about “the WHY?”…

WHY Pray Scripture?

It helps you focus on what is important

It is easy to fill my prayers with issues we are mainly concerned about such as illness, money, anxiety, relationships, etc. Well, it is not wrong to pray about things we are concerned about, but scripture helps guide me to pray for things that God is really concerned about”  For example, anxiety is something people pray about often. It is easy to pray again and again for Him to take it away, but His word challenges us to develop a thankful heart in Philippians 4:6.

So for example, let us say anxiety that something of a worry for me. My prayers might be shaped, by not just bringing my desires for anxiety to subside before Him, but filling my prayers with thanksgiving. Maybe it is what I am thankful for in that day or aspects of God’s character that I am thankful for, but He is trying to orient my heart towards something greater than my anxiety. His word helps us pray towards growth and maturity as disciples, not just outcomes.

It helps you pray the TRUTH with confidence

I can feel confident when I pray scripture because I know it’s the truth. It is firm ground to stand on during my prayer time because it expresses God’s will, character and promises to us. I feel so much more confident asking for things when I pray with scripture because He tells us in His word what he has promised to us and how He wants to transform us.

It keeps your prayers fresh

Like I said earlier – some days I have the same prayers on repeat! & that is fine. I can be a creature of habit and sometimes my creativity is lacking when it comes to what to pray, but I have a whole Bible full of verses I can use to pray! Psalms alone feels like a never-ending resource of prayers that I can turn to and use to help me form what I want to say to God.

There are several other reasons praying scripture is a great idea, but these are just a few that I have found to be helpful for me!

Practical Tips for Praying Scripture

Find a Prayer Guide

Find a prayer book or devotional that you can use to support you in prayer. I would highly recommend Fervent by Priscilla Shirer – A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer. It is amazing!

Make a Scripture prayer journal

Well, you must have known I was going to mention this one! One great use for this would be to write down sentences or phrases you see in scripture that will help you build up biblical ways of speaking when you pray. Having these will help give you language to pray with. Your journal is also a great place to record all of your scripture-inspired prayers. I sometimes read through a passage and then write a section of it I would like to pray through at the top of my journal page. Then I write my personalised prayer below it.

Pray using the 3 R’s! Rejoice, Repent, and Request

With most verses in scripture, especially the Psalms, we can use one or more of these to pray. I have included an example of this below:

Psalm 51:1 (ESV) “ Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.”

Rejoice – God, you are so generous in your love and mercy towards me. I am so humbled to call you my God. Thank you for sending Jesus to rid me of my sins and take away my guilt and shame.

Repent – Forgive me, Father. There are so many times I take your love and generosity towards me for granted. It is so easy for me to rush through my day without acknowledging how grateful I am for you.

Request – Give me eyes to see all of the many ways you extend your grace and mercy towards me. Help me to also extend that love and mercy to others so they will also know what a loving Father you are and how much you care about your children.

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These have been easy ways for me to start using God’s word in my prayer life! It has been so effective and honestly made praying a lot more fun! The Psalms are a great place to look for scripture you can use to pray because they are meant to be used for just that! I would love to hear if you start using any of these in your own prayer life and how they are working for you!

Let me know your thoughts!

P.s – Something amazing is coming on 1st August, make sure you look out for it!

Love Always,

Liz Fashanu

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