Do you keep a journal? For most people, the answer is no. However, if you grew up in a church, or you’re just beginning to go, I bet you’ve either been given a journal, or have been given the advice to go out and buy one. I know, it sounds crazy and old-fashioned in the paperless society we live in today, but it could me more useful than you think.
Progress is a key component to any person’s growth and improvement when it comes to faith and a relationship with God. Did you become the Christian that you are today overnight? The answer is most likely no. Journaling allows you to keep track of your progress and the ups and downs you face everyday. Journaling is also a great way for you to explore your thoughts or jot down questions you have regarding the Bible, Church, or topics you hear during a sermon you want to further explore. Finally, journaling allows daily reflection and self-awareness. Introspection is what allows you to become a more compassionate and overall better Christian. Even if it’s just a 5 minute journal session to reflect on what you did to grow closer to God that day, it’s better than nothing.
So, I invite to keep your own journal to record your journey of Faith. Here’s some of my favorite, most thought-provoking prompts to start you out:
- Where have you seen God working in your life this week?
- In difficult times, have you felt closer or farther from God? Why do you think that is?
- Tell of a moment in your life you knew God was real.
- Tell about a time you struggled to see God’s bigger plan for your life.
- Write down one goal you have to grow closer with God.
- Tell about a prayer you believe God did or did not answer.
- Write about a bible verse that has been meaningful in your life.
What would you write about? Comment down below!
Also, I personally enjoy listening to music while I journal. Check out my previous blog post for a great Christian playlist!