"Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.
~ Habakkuk 2:2
After the death of my first husband, I was instructed to journal to help in the process of my healing. At the time, I had no idea just how beneficial this was going to be for me...even up to this day.
The Lord woke me up early this morning to pray and then I felt a strong desire to write in my journal. I usually write letters to the Lord, and I always write the date and time on those letters. This helps me keep track and pay attention to the details. I have learned that recurring dates and times are important in the Kingdom of God.
In my letters to the Lord I usually write about what's going on in my life...my cares and concerns, my hurts and disappointments, my dreams and visions, innumerable answered prayers and breakthroughs, along with what the Lord is speaking to me at that moment. I know that must sound silly to some because God already knows it all well before I write it down. However, journaling has been my "go to" on a number of occasions over the years.
Like many times before, I opened my journal to write this morning, but the Lord instead had me read what I had previously written months earlier when we had left for Montana back in September. At that time, I was questioning, but trusting, God's purpose for the journey. I love how God knows exactly what we need way before we do. I'm especially grateful for the Lord constantly revealing His heart to us, no matter where we're at.
I have many journals I've written in over the past 12 plus years. I have read how God has done great things in my life that have always encouraged me for my next season or assignment. Without a doubt, journaling has played a huge part in the overall healing throughout my life.
Journaling doesn't have to be demanding or a lot of work, but it will be rewarding in ways that you can't even imagine. Not to mention, the documentation you will leave behind for the next generation so they, too, can see how faithfully God moved on your behalf.
I encourage you to pick up a pen and write. If you can, find a good quality pen, an inspirational journal, and a nice quiet place that will make you want to write. I guarantee that as you go back and read what you've written, you will rejoice over ALL the great things He has done for you.
"The LORD has done great things for us, And we are glad."
~ Psalm 126:3