Get a Daily Journal!

Over the last 10 years of life and ministry I have filled up at least 15 Moleskin Journals with insights, thoughts, sermon ideas, plans, reflections and bible study.

More recently I have started to journal my reflections every night before I go to bed. I have found this a very helpful exercise to de-brief with God and myself and to remind myself of all of the amazing things that have happened during the day.

All of us have so many amazing things that happen to us and around us on any given day but most of us never take the time to reflect on them and process them as we should. When we should and want to remember certain key things from our lives, we may find it difficult to but with a journal, it makes it easier.

In Nehemiah 1:1 it reads, “The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the capital…”

Now the reason why Nehemiah could record what had happened to him is because he journalled¬†his story. Who would have thought at the time, that Nehemiah’s journal would become a book of the Bible, completely inspired by the Holy Spirit?

Your journal can not only help you in your life and ministry and relationship with Jesus but it can become a legacy for your kids and others to read one day of the most important events of your life. Head to Borders Bookstore asap and buy a Moleskin journal and start writing each day. Why a Moleskin? They are a solid, reliable and quality product and because you’ve paid the little extra for it, you will value it more than a 99c exercise book from the supermarket.

In the first few pages of your moleskin, create a Table of Contents and from left to right across the top of the page write, “Date – Scripture – Title – Page No”. Start writing each night before bed and when you are finished a journal entry, record the details in your Table of Contents and you’ll have a documented record of the important events in your world. Alternatively, you can just type away on your MAC lap top. I do heaps on my MAC but I also enjoy that old activity you learnt at school called writing. Happy Journalling!

Lead the Change!

One Response to “Get a Daily Journal!”

  1. I had got a bit slack on journalling but started again about a week ago. It really helps me process unfinished thoughts (distractions happen!) and have an intimacy with my creator. Life can get so busy we can get slack spending time where we need to, but he’s my bestest friend and journalling is an essential. table of contents a great idea

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