We’ve got your daily encouragement, written by Michael Smith.
“Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord.”
“And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.”
While journaling isn’t a command that you will find directly in scripture, you will find people often leaving markers (Joshua 4) that help them and future generations to remember God’s faithfulness – on several occasions, children are given specific names for the very same reason (Samuel – 1 Sam. 1:20).
Journaling is no different – we tend to forget God’s faithfulness in often need reminders both in the scriptures and in life that He cares, He speaks, and He moves. When we write down specific promises in times of anxiety, specific peace felt in times of tragedy, specific healing/comfort in times of pain, specific people in need of intercession, we are laying down our own “stones of remembrance” in the form of pen and paper – in the future, these reminders will serve to encourage both us and whoever we share them with as we remember what God said and/or did in real time!
God, help me with the discipline I lack to keep a detailed journal of my experiences throughout my journey with you in this life. In Jesus’ name, amen!
Try utilizing an ABC guideline to journaling as you read the Bible this week:
- A – Analyze – what stands out?
- B – Best verse – what impacted me the most?
- C- Commitment – what measurable application is God calling me to do?
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