"Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path." -Psalm 119:105

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Journals, Yearbooks and Diaries

Do the  keep a Prayer Journal? A Diary? Some form of remembering past happenings?

Several months ago Grandma gave me a beautiful Journal so I felt that I had to start using it... I am so glad now that I have taken the time to write in it. Although at the time it may seem pointless, it is amazing to look back over several months or even years and see how you have matured and grown in your relationship with Christ.
Writing in a Journal doesn't have to be that regular, I sometimes write in mine everyday for a week and then the next week I might write only once. Sometimes I even go for two weeks between entries. Whenever I feel that the Lord  wants me to write something or I have some particular happening I like to write it down so I have it for the future to look back on. So often you forget even the really special things that you thought you would never forget.

Instead of or as well as keeping a Journal, here are some ideas of things you can do to 'track' your life a bit.
-Keep a yearbook:
At the start of each year, set yourself some personal goals, for example, to have more patience and be more for-bearing of others (2 Corinthians 6:6). At the end of each year review how well you thought you reached those goals and also how the year has affected your walk with the Lord.
-Keep a monthly record:
Just like a yearbook, set yourself goals and ask yourself how well you have achieved them. Share any things the Lord has taught you that month and anything special that you have learnt about Him.

Of course there are many other options, and not everything will work for you personally. The important thing is to find what suites you best. Experiment and find what you can do to remember to write in it, not like one of those diaries that have about a week of diligent writing then nothing for the next year!

"I desire to do your will, my God;
    your law is within my heart." -Psalm 40:8  


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