30 Jan Day 1
WRITTEN BY: Katie Valetutti
Here we are, a whole month into 2023. If you’re like me, you may have already slipped up on your New Year’s Resolution or abandoned it all together. No worries, there’s grace for that, and each day is a fresh start that goes way beyond January!
I’d love to share something better than a resolution. It’s a habit that will surpass any resolution you may have this year, and it’s called your Slot and Spot–your time and place with God. He’s excited to be with you throughout 2023, and our Day 22 Journey Devotional is a practical way to help you build the most exciting and important relationship of your life, one day at a time.
Each morning you’ll receive the Bible reading and devotional written by a Journeyer who has a story to tell, just like you. Each day will be set up in the same way to create a rhythm in your Slot and Spot:
S– Scripture (Bible reading)
O- Observation (What is the scripture telling us?)
A- Application (How does the writer practically apply this truth?)
P– Prayer (What truth does God have for each of us today?)
The SOAP format is a great way to make the most of your time and place with God each day. And although you will receive your Journey Devotional in the morning, God is happy to meet with you at any point in the day. Don’t let a hectic morning or distracted day keep you from your time with him–he’s here and ready to welcome you into his presence!
Throughout our 21 days together we’ll be learning the Names of God in Week 1, the Names of Jesus in Week 2, and the Names of the Holy Spirit in Week 3. We’ll dive into how each name reveals his character and connects us to his holiness, reflecting his purpose in power and love for each one of us. It’s going to be an awesome journey that will light the way for not only completed resolutions but an intentional relationship that will propel you forward in faith and freedom this year!
Are you ready? Then let’s prepare our hearts to rest in God’s presence and be inspired to seek him first in 2023! Let’s pray together…
Prayer: God–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–we come to you with ready and willing hearts to receive all you have for us in 2023. Remove any lies that the enemy has used to keep us from our time and place with you each day. We will come as we are; energized or worn, encouraged or discouraged, bold or blah…you know us and meet us wherever we are. You have so much for us in this new year, and it all starts with you. Help us be humble, open, and receptive as we show up in our Slot and Spot each day, expecting to encounter your powerful presence, keeping you first. We thank you for this opportunity to grow as your children and your church, being open to learning the powerful names of your character–giving you all of the honor, praise, and glory! Jesus, in your mighty Name we pray! Amen.
Katie Valetutti/Pastoral Care Team Area Coordinator
Katie, her husband Brian, and their three daughters have been a part of the Journey for eight years. They have all gathered, connected, and served in varying capacities over the years and continue to grow in their faith journey thanks to prayerful Journeyers like you. Katie’s current passion at The Journey is to grow Pastoral Care J-Groups so more people can connect for friendship while finding and following Jesus.
Pick out your Slot (time) and Spot (place) for tomorrow so you are ready to dig into Day 2 of the Day 22 Devotional.
Have a notebook, journal, pen ready for Day 2: prepare to hear from God and write what he is sharing with you.
You can also download the YouVersion App as a quick connection to God’s Word, day or night: YouVersion: Home
Pray for discipline to stay the course!
Quirin SmithPosted at 05:23h, 30 January
Thank you Katie and God bless you
Dayo AfekarePosted at 06:36h, 30 January
Thank you Katie! A beautiful way to start the devo! Bless you for letting God use you for His kingdom!
Sandy BerryPosted at 06:37h, 30 January
Thank you Katie! You are an amazing example and true testimony of God’s heart for people.
DeborahPosted at 06:38h, 30 January
I am looking forward to hear what God has for me the next 22 days. I pray I can stay committed to this time.
Karen WilliamsPosted at 06:40h, 30 January
Thank you for this inspiring message to keep us on track and ready for Day 23!
Deneen MosleyPosted at 06:51h, 30 January
Great start. I’m ready!!!
Jewel SpearsPosted at 06:51h, 30 January
“We will come as we are; energized or worn, encouraged or discouraged, bold or blah…you know us and meet us wherever we are.” Looking forward to coming when I’m
worn, discouraged and blah! Ty for this reminder and focus.
Andrea RattleyPosted at 07:31h, 30 January
I’m praying for a breakthrough in 2023…Amen
Tanya BrockPosted at 08:07h, 30 January
Thank you Katie. I am looking forward to this journey.
Kelly HeartsillPosted at 08:17h, 30 January
Thank you Journey for day 22 and Katie for the reminder of the Lords Grace that it doesn’t matter how we come to Him but that we do and He will meet us! Our new puppy is still on the 21 day schedule so it was delightful to find my Journey, day 22 text! Have a beautiful, blessed Monday!!
Alfred R CeaserPosted at 10:02h, 30 January
Thank you Katie for setting up the charge for us. You are truly a blessing from God!
Bob weberPosted at 10:04h, 30 January
MargePosted at 10:31h, 30 January
Adding Journey devotion to my Slot and Spot. Thank you for encouraging me every day.
Dawn PylePosted at 11:16h, 30 January
Thank you Katie. Looking forward to what’s next!
NorahPosted at 11:26h, 30 January
Thank you for the word and prayer.
Nicole fonsecaPosted at 13:47h, 30 January
Discipline is something I need coming into 2023. I have work so hard on other things in my life and this year my relationship with God is my top priority. 🙏 I pray that all of us find the Discipline we need to stay the course. I want Hobbits not resolutions this years!! Thank you for all you do Katie you are more than appreciated!!
Katie ValetuttiPosted at 16:20h, 30 January
Journey Family, you are such a blessing to me! We get to put God first all year-together! Let’s do this- Day 2, here we come! ❤️
Judith JoinvillePosted at 21:52h, 30 January
Thank you so much. This is a blessing to me to have sisters and brothers like you guys. I thank God for the journey family.
Brandi HüschPosted at 22:49h, 30 January
Thanks for the encouragement, Katie! ❤️🙏🏻
Brandi HuschPosted at 22:52h, 30 January
A great word for Day 22! Thank you, Katie!
Barbara HarringtonPosted at 07:40h, 31 January
Thank you my friend for your devotion I always look forward to 21 days of prayer and then day 22 and more!!Love you my sweet Katie ❤️
Andrea KnightPosted at 10:23h, 31 January
Thank you for your inspiring words!
Katie ValetuttiPosted at 15:58h, 31 January
Thank you so much, my night time slot and spot friends!!! You are loved and appreciated!!! ❤️