I started keeping my God-journal about 3years ago, it was not something I wanted to do, I didn’t see a need for one until a friend showed me how to and the benefits of journaling with God. When I started, it felt like I was only putting down my thoughts, but as I grew, I realized that the Holy Spirit speaks to me majorly from my thoughts, John 16:13….‘When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come’. Upon this realization, I just wanted to journal more with God. The Holy Spirit speaks to us, we established that earlier in the post about the Holy Spirit. If you are not familiar with the
Holy Spirit talking to you, please study the series about the Holy Spirit https://wp.me/p8PT8q-4Z
In my God-journal, I have the promises God has told me about myself for years to come, Jeremiah 30:2…’ Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Write in a book all the words that I have spoken to you’. God values having his promises over you documented. In another scripture in the Bible, he gave an instruction to write out the vision he has been speaking to them, Habakkuk 2:2….’Write the vision;
make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay’.
Journaling God promises for you and the visions he has given you encourages you to wait on them because we know that God’s word will never, can never fail. Over the centuries in the Old Testament, Jesus was promised to the men of old, the prophets… these prophets took that vision down, to first encourage themselves, then anyone who reads it so that they can run with that particular word from God. As humans sometimes when things aren’t going as planned or as expected we get tired, weary and disappointed. And we most certainly forget the promises of God concerning our lives, having God’s words to us documented is something that can help us through times as such.
I have my momentary feelings of anger, hurt, disappointment, happiness and every feeling I have ever felt documented in my God-journal, I have my mistakes that I have made even after I met God and how I asked God for help, I have my conversations with God about my friends and family, I also have my faith-confessions. My God-journal is one of my major means of my communication with God, however it doesn’t take the place of prayer. It somewhat an aftermath of my praying with God. My journal time with God is really sacred and important, I take time out to go to a quiet place and just have uninterrupted conversations with God in writing. Bearing my heart out and listening to him talk back to me and writing down every word He says. Nothing is as reassuring than hearing God say certain things Himself. Spending time journaling with God has helped me recognize God’s voice and I have learnt to listen when he speaks.
You really should keep a God-journal. It is not difficult to do, It is like talking with your best friend and listening to them talk back. All you need to do is get a journal, pen, a ready heart and just start writing your heart to God and you will be surprised to how much he wants to say to you. Have fun talking with your father Darling, He wants to shower his love on you.
Forward step: Challenge yourself by keeping a God-journal and also write out your altar of remembrance for the things you have believed God for and have received so that you can constantly encourage yourself in the Lord.
Recommendations: Fellowshipping with your Father by Kenneth E. Hagin.