Monday, July 15, 2013

Journaling as A Discipline

"The journal can be a mirror in the hands of the Holy Spirit in which He reveals His perspective on our attitudes, thoughts, words, and actions." -Don Whitney

Recently I did a self-evaluation on disciplines in my life that I either needed to work on or start doing. Of this list three stuck out to me, one of those being journaling. Journaling is not strictly a biblical discipline but it does help in prayer, Bible study, and reflection as a journal can encompass all three.

Journaling is something that I started doing years ago when I first started travelling internationally, but eventually stopped. A journal is the place where you can write anything really but especially how God is working in your life, what He is teaching you, where He is taking you, etc.

A large part for the renewed interest in journaling for me is because of where I am at in life. For over eighteen months now I have been living in S. Asia and I have gone through things in my life spiritually that I have never experienced. Many of these things I am sure I will remember, but overtime they all become forgetful. I want to remember these whether my worst days or my best days and I want to show  how God has been faithful through all that I have experienced in a distant land.

Do you journal? If so, what is your preference digital or analog? I am currently leaning towards a simple moleskin type of journal to restart my journaling process although smartphone apps like Evernote are appealing too. Please share in the comment section below.

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