Keeping a Journal
In this month’s edition of Write Through the Bible, I wanted to talk about keeping a journal. I keep a journal in addition to writing my daily Bible study verses. This can be intimidating, especially to someone who is new to the idea.
To be quite honest, it seems like a lot of writing which amounts to more time spent, well, writing. Get those ideas out of your mind. It is nothing at all like that.
When I decided to journal, I had to decide why I was keeping a journal. When it has a purpose, I’m much more likely to stick with it and, more importantly, benefit from it.
So let’s take a look at some common reasons people keep a journal and see how this applies to you.
Here are three reasons to keep a journal:
- Explore your thoughts – In order to grow and reflect, we all need to take time to explore our thoughts. It is increasingly difficult to find quite time to explore. A journal is a great way to do this.
- Learn something new – Journaling is also a great way to learn something new. When we write things down, we often find it easier to remember. When writing down how a scripture made you feel or how it applies to your life helps you to remember that scripture. Journaling about a trip to the grocery store can help you remember when the big sales happen. Journaling about your day’s events can help prioritize your days. The reasons are endless. When you write things down, it helps you process and remember.
- Track your progress – You can also use a journal to track your progress on something. If you’re working on a long-term goal, you can track your progress daily and use your journal to look back and see how you’ve overcome throughout the months or years.
If you’ve read my Write Through the Bible series, then you will see one of the ways journaling can help you study the Bible, self-application, and also process your own feelings regarding the Bible and your walk with God.
There are many more reasons to keep a journal, but here are some main ones for you to consider. If you’re not already journaling, give it a shot. It might be exactly what you need at this season of life.
There are no rules, no right or wrong way of journaling, so be as flexible as you want. If you miss a day, pick it back up the next day. Now is the perfect opportunity.
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