Journaling

10 Then I thought, “To this I will appeal: the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand.
11 I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
12 I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” Psalm 77:10-12

In these three verses Asaph responded to the “storm” questions I wrote about yesterday. He knew the answers because He knew his God. If you examine those answers, they’re fairly generic. In other words there are few details. The deeds, the miracles, and the works are things we can all praise God for. Later he gave a few details about those works, but not many.

Journaling, that is, writing down your thoughts and prayers, is still a popular activity around the world for a reason: people want to capture what they are thinking and feeling now so that in the future they can look back in amazement. Actually I know an equally good reason to do it: we forget.

We forget his deeds, miracles, and works. We forget what He brought us through five years ago. We forget the pain we endured for those six long months.

In the computer age you could easily set up a journaling blog for free and open it to everybody or nobody to see. Actually you could just do it in a single file on your computer so that no one but you and God can see it.

Journaling your spiritual walk is certainly a great habit to have, but it takes persistence.

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