I’m a journaled…have been for years. I write my thoughts and especially my prayers down constantly. I write in journals, calendars, notebooks and just plain scratch paper. Because I quickly forget, I write anywhere on anything to help me remember what God has spoken.
You can find my writing scattered around the house: my nightstand, my closet, under my bed or boxed up in storage. I don’t ever throw any of it away because I love to read over past writings and be encouraged with what God has shown me through the years.
Just recently, I was digging through some of my old journals and came across an entry from the fall of 2004. I had poured myself out before God using pen and paper, recording the desires of my heart. I listed my fears and frustrations and signed off with the belief that He was going to “work all things for His good.”
Now, almost two years later, I realize God did not disappoint me. In fact, He did more than I could’ve hoped or imagined! He is faithful, and I’m so glad that I had it in writing to remind myself that God is who He says He is, and He will do what He has promised to do.
“Go now, write it on a tablet for them, inscribe it on a scroll, that for the days to come it may be an everlasting witness.”
-Isaiah 30:8 (NIV)
“Lord, thank You for using my own words as a reminder that You are faithful. May I never take it for granted that You are active in my life, constantly working for my good and Your glory. There is not enough ink and paper to record the blessings that You pour into every single day. Some of the things I’m grateful for are…”