The Discipline of Journaling Part #4
Posted on February 24, 2020 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters
Good morning and welcome to a new week of Freedom Fighter blogs. Today I want to share my final thoughts on journaling.
Let’s get practical.
- Purchase a journal. It can be as simple as an old-style composition book, or as elaborate a leather journal from Barnes and Noble. There are journaling Bibles available for a number of translations.
- I date every entry. Some days I write a lot, some days I write just a few lines. Right now, I am using a long journal and a short one. The short one has five years on a page and gives you just a couple of lines to write on.
- If handwriting isn’t your thing, use a journal app. There are several free ones for iPhones and Android. One app that I like is Penzu. You can make notebooks if you are into making categories.
- At the end of the month or every six months, go back and reread your journal. You will be amazed!
- Your way of keeping a journal is the right way. Use the best method that works for you.
- Don’t think that “official” journaling (there is no such thing) means that you have to write a certain number of lines every day, or even that you have to write every day. If you miss a day, don’t feel guilty about it. Purpose to get back on track the next day.
- Journal on good days and bad days. Journal especially in the dry times. “Pour out your heart to God.”
- Like any discipline, don’t just read about it or research it. In the words of Nike: Just do it!!!
You may already be journaling, and if you, kudos! If not, why not give it a try. And please, let me know what God is teaching you and even how you are journaling. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set apart for more,
Bill Welte, President/CEO
Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 11 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
Think About This: “If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.” ― D.L. Moody
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness. –Psalm 17:15
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.