Words Are Golden was created by Allyson Golden in hopes of helping women deepen their relationship with Jesus through words and art. Our words are so powerful, they have the ability to speak life and bring joy or they can tear down and destroy. Allyson hopes that as you are encouraged with words and learn more about the word of God, you will feel empowered to go & use your words to spread hope, joy & light.
Inside the journal you will find 47 words that were intentionally thought of and prayed over. The book dives into the meaning of each word, what the Lord says about each word through a short devotional, scripture, questions to ponder, a creative activity to partake in, and then a challenge to do with the word!
"Throughout high school and into my college years I felt unsatisfied in my friendships. I would look at those around me and think to myself, “If only I had close friendships like them, then I would feel so loved.” Social media wasn’t very helpful at the time either. I didn’t have healthy boundaries with it and it made me feel so isolated. I was constantly comparing myself and the friendships I had to others. My mind would become overwhelmed with questions and doubts about my friendships..."
"...Wow, she has got it all together all the time and I just feel like a mess all the time.”
These thoughts above are thoughts that I have struggled with in my life. I am not proud of these thoughts in any way. But at a point in my life, I have thought them, they consumed my mind and took away my joy. They say, “comparison is the thief of joy,” and I have come to realize that it is Satan who is the thief of Joy and he does all that he can to try and make us believe that what we have isn’t enough..."
"Have you heard the analogy of filling up your cup in order to pour out? It is something I have lived by for a long time. I have always viewed it as needing to fill up my cup with the things that bring me joy and give me life, and once my cup is full, then I can pour out to those around me. Meaning that sometimes if I was personally feeling burnt out or beaten down I wouldn’t pour myself out to those around me like I would if my cup was full. I also viewed it as not being able to give my best self or ability to others. The thing is, I was filling my cup with the wrong things..."