Keep Journaling - Did you Know God also is in the Business of Journaling?

Journaling is usually a solitary act. The handwritten personal journal has wonderful joy  in itself. It helps in most problem solving, life management and creative expression. Not everyone is willing to try writing as a primary or supplementary approach to problem-solving. Those who are—even when they are skeptical at first—almost always find writing to be a powerful and surprisingly accessible means to insight, healing, growth and change.

As a Christian how can we benefit in Journaling? 

Journaling helps us to pay attention to God. It helps us both to hear from and respond to God. It forces us to slow down and helps us to process of what is going on inside our little analytical mind.

Journaling with different color ink pens helps to Highlight important verses or any events. Jot down things that God specifically spoke to you through the word! So the next time you come and read those will jump right at you to see the Power of God. 

Journaling also helps you to be sensitive, focused and on the outlook to listening to His word!  Use a different color to write down any frustrations and other prayer requests which will allow you to scan through your journal and see either how ridiculous you have been or how God showed Himself in the midst of those frustrations and also to see How God answered your prayer requests. 

Journaling records our growth in becoming more like Christ. Seeing all the word of God that was given to us in writing, during those days, keeps us wanting to bring things to God and ask Him to change us because we will see the major ways  and miracles He has done in our past.

Journaling helps put feelings to words, or words to feelings. journaling helps our emotions to surface as we get our words out on the page. Journaling can also help us to gain perspective and hope and combat the enemy. It gives us more Faith in the Lord. It is a Reassurance to see how the Lord helped you overcome through every circumstances. Also, Don't forget to Check mark all the answered prayers. 

Pray and Write your love letters to God. He is watching you. Read His word. Listen to what He has to say through the word for you and enjoy this specific time alone with the Lord. 

Few other tips to enjoy a fun Journaling is: 
- Just be yourself. Express who you  are to the Lord and not to the world. 
- Buy a Journal that you like. 
- Feel free to draw, paint, write a poem of God's love. Put cute stickers.
- Make it a point to write one thankful thing for the day. 
- Write an encouragement for yourself. 
- Jot down 1 someone you can be an encouragement to.
- Yes its a broad spectrum out there to journal. Be creative through the Lord. 

You may start in one direction and the Lord may shifts you to something else. Let God stir your heart as you pour your heart to Him. If you haven’t tried journaling, give it a try today. Maybe it will help your heart connect more deeply with the Lord who loves you far more than you realize. Realization will slowly hit as you write your thoughts to God  and that writing to Him is one of the ways your heart best connects with our Savior Lord Jesus Christ! 

May these Few Bible verses below boost you to start Journaling! These word of God below tells us that Our Lord God also is in the Business of recording and writing and He encourages us too to write and Journal. 

Malachi 3:16 - Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name.

Habakkuk 2:2 - And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.

Jeremiah 30:2 - “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Write in a book all the words that I have spoken to you.

Revelation 1:11 - “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 - And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

So what do you think? Never thought Journaling in God prespective, huh? :) May the Lord see you and heal you through everything you go through. Enjoy, Stay blessed and Happy Journaling! 

Keep Journaling - Did you Know God also is in the Business of Journaling? - Article by #IlovePsalms Team