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A Jewel in His Crown Journal: Rediscovering Your Value as a Woman of Excellence

(Paperback - Feb 2004)
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Overview

This new journal is the perfect companion product to help women apply what they've learned about becoming women of excellence. The journal focuses heavily on leading women to Scripture for reflection and meditation. The content in each chapter of the journal corresponds with the contents of the book.

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  • SKU: 9780802440945
  • SKU10: 0802440940
  • Title: A Jewel in His Crown Journal: Rediscovering Your Value as a Woman of Excellence
  • Qty Remaining Online: 9
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Date Published: Feb 2004
  • Pages: 186
  • Weight lbs: 0.96
  • Dimensions: 10.02" L x 7.53" W x 0.50" H
  • Features: Table of Contents, Price on Product
  • Themes: Theometrics | Evangelical;
  • Category: CHRISTIAN LIVING
  • Subject: Christian Life - Inspirational

Chapter Excerpt


Chapter One

A Jewel in His Crown

Refer to chapter 1 in A Jewel in His Crown.

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Gem of the Day

"She is a woman of excellence whose life's goal is to adorn the crown of her Master" (p. 13).

1. Consider what you spend most of your time and energy focused on. Careful inspection of this reveals where your tree interests lie. Based on how you spend your time, what is your primary life goal? Circle one or write in your own idea.

Beauty Marriage

Educational achievement Successful career

Family Glorifying God

Financial security Other ___________

Understanding God's Word

2. The psalmist says we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Read the following passage and reflect on what you learn about your worth in God's eyes. "Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows" (Matthew 10:29-31).

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3. Consider one of the brightest jewels in the King's crown-Mary, the mother of Jesus. (Mary's story is recorded in Luke 1:26-38.) What trait or characteristic can you uncover about Mary from her response to the angel in Luke 1:38 that would explain why she may have been the one chosen to bear the Messiah? Do you have that same characteristic?

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"God looked down on the earth and saw many women who were potential mothers for Jesus, but after the search was complete, He chose Mary. She was a virtuous woman who loved and cherished both herself and her Lord enough to go through what was undoubtedly the most agonizing experience of her life" (p. 15).

4. Mary understood how precious she was to God; therefore she accepted His plans for her with great joy. Why is it easier to trust God and obey Him when we are confident that He loves and favors us?

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5. God's favor = God's protection, God's sovereignty, God's blessings, God's anointing, and much more! Take some time to think about what God's Word says about your incredible worth. Start by meditating on Psalm 139:1-18. Write out a few of your favorite verses-either from Psalm 139 or elsewhere-in the space below. What do these Scriptures tell you about God's perception of your value?

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Applying God's Truth

6. Think for a minute about a modern, real-life example of a woman of excellence (preferably someone you know personally). Describe her below. Then compare your own characteristics with those that make you admire this woman.

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7. How would you want others (friends, family, coworkers) to describe you as an example of a woman of excellence?

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8. How comfortable are you with thinking of yourself as a precious, priceless jewel in the King's crown? Check one. Why?

very comfortable somewhat comfortable uncomfortable

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9. Thinking of ourselves as royalty may take some getting used to! This is especially true when our background, past relationships, family, etc., may have given us conflicting messages. Make a list of people or situations that have influenced your perception of yourself. Compare those influences with what Scripture says about your worth to God.

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Recording Key Insights

10. What verses or insights from today's study were particularly significant to you? Write them below and journal about what they mean to you.

Taking Action

11. What will you do differently as a result of today's study?

Setting the Stone

Allow these verses to inspire your prayerful response to God today:

Psalm 103:11-That I will know his measureless love for me.

Jeremiah 1:5-10-That I will do what God has appointed me to do with confidence, knowing He loves me.

Luke 1:28-That I will recognize myself as God's favored one.

Journal notes

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Chapter Two

Beauty from the Inside Out

Refer to chapter 1 in A Jewel in His Crown.

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Gem of the Day

"We can't shine on the outside unless God's power is at work on the inside. No matter how much work we put into the outside, it will be worthless unless we are plugged into the true power source of our beauty. All the makeup in the world will not matter when the inside is a mess" (p. 26).

1. Approximately how many minutes or hours per day do you spend beautifying or taking care of yourself physically? ___________ Approximately how many minutes or hours per day do you spend beautifying or taking care of yourself spiritually? ___________What does this simple comparison reveal about your priorities?

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Understanding God's Word

"If you are royalty, you don't have to flaunt it-people will just know. They will know because of the air that you carry, not because of the stuff that you carry A diamond doesn't have to be flashy or flamboyant to be breathtakingly beautiful (p. 22).

(Continues.)

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