Write the Message
“Write these things down for the future
so that people who are not yet born will praise the Lord.”
I’ve been journaling on and off since 1969. March 30, 2016 marks six years of consistent, daily, organized journaling. It’s one of the best things I’ve done with my life.
Here are benefits I experience:
- It keeps my thoughts and feelings sorted out.
- I not only journal about my daily experiences, I journal through the Scriptures, which weaves the transforming Word of God into my life.
- I’m able to look back and see God’s activity in my life.
- It’s a way of monitoring when I’m being phony. When I’m pretentious or writing to impress myself or some imaginary audience, my writing dries up. When I’m real and impressed with God and life, I never run out of inspiration.
- It helps me develop communication skills, which improves every facet of life.
- One of the best inheritances I can leave behind is my personal journals. Imagine if my parents and grandparents left behind their honest, personal journals. It would reveal so many secrets about my own struggles and dreams.
Remember Anne Frank’s Diary and the impact it has made for generations!