The Daily Kairos Journal was born out of a deep acknowledgment that without carving out and cultivating a deep and intimate set-aside time with God, everything else in life not only would not last but would undoubtedly fall apart. We realized that we longed for intimacy and closeness with God, but rarely had the time to seek His face.
Like many of you, we saw how easy it is to get caught up in the current of life. A thousand things demand our attention from sun-up to sun-down and every moment in between.
Finally, we decided enough was enough. And so, we set out to create a daily habit of meeting with God. And in that process, we created the Kairos Journal.
The word Kairos comes from the Greek meaning, “The suitable or appropriate time for something to occur or for something to be accomplished.”
Kairos is essentially a moment in time or a timeframe in which God makes it possible for something of lasting importance or significance to happen.
In designing (and redesigning) the journal, we created a structure where on one side, you create a practice of developing spiritual disciplines, and on the other, you allow space for God to speak.
The following is a breakdown of how to use your Daily Kairos Journal:
- Scripture Memory: Choose a verse to commit to memory. This can be as long or as short as you want, but choose something you can commit to meditating on and memorizing throughout your day.
- Gratitude: Take the time to name three things you’re grateful for. It can be as simple (“Thank you, Jesus, for coffee on cold mornings” ) or elaborate as you’d like. Implementing the practice of gratitude in your everyday life is necessary and important for deepening your relationship with God.
- Today’s prayer: In this section, open your heart to God to share what’s on your mind today. Let it all out and hold nothing back-- God isn’t scared of what you might pray about! He welcomes every thought and prayer you have.
- Daily Intentions: Set an intention for the day to come. However big or small, setting an intention gets your heart and mind focused on the tasks at hand.
- Kairos Moment: Learn to listen to God’s voice in your day. As we move to the next page, this is the space you have to start listening for the Holy Spirit to speak to you throughout the day. Any little thing you notice or hear, write it down and keep track of it. You will be amazed to see how sweet and specific the Lord is to speak to you if you will open your heart to hear Him.
- Reflect: Celebrate what God has done in your life. How did God show up today, and what prayers can you celebrate? Use this space intentionally and watch what God does as you seek Him!
- End-of-Week Reminder: Time to complete this week’s reflection page so you can look back and see how God has been speaking into your life over an extended period of time.
You can view a sample of the inside of the Daily Spreads & Weekly Reflections below:
How do you use your Kairos Journal?
Our hope and prayer are that you use your Daily Kairos Journal to ultimately grow closer to God, develop intimacy with Him, and grow in your spiritual walk toward Jesus.
We love to hear stories of celebration and growth through the use of the Kairos Journal and would love to hear your story or testimony if you have one!
Feel free to leave a comment below or share with us in our Facebook community group!
And if you don't already have one, you can learn more and grab a Kairos Journal here!