“So all of this got me thinking about journaling – which is a discipline that I’ve recently begun with greater consistency. My dad left several years worth of journals behind – which are worth more than silver and gold to us. That is part of the reason I’ve decided to focus in more on journaling.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t write anything profound or earth shattering – just what I feel like God is saying to me right now in my life, events going on and then of course, things that I can’t necessarily blog about.
Probably more than anything, it’s a great way for me to look back and realize that God is indeed at work in my life. In fact, just recently, I pulled out a journal from a few years ago and I was amazed at how many of the ‘concepts’ and ideas have become a reality in my life since then. Things that were blurry and not too clear back then are now a part of my life. It blows my mind. I’m thankful.”
“One of the things that I stay very intentional about is not pressuring myself to journal everyday or when I DO journal, I constantly remind myself that I don’t have to write a novel. There are days that I write down a quick prayer or just a couple of thoughts. “
I’ve tried so many times to do this consistently. It’s probably time to pick it up again. It’s so valuable to be able to look back and see what God has been up to. For me, it’s like Scott’s last comment. You’ve got to keep it simple and not make it become a chore.