How to have meaningful time with God through journaling
Why Journal to Jesus? I’ve enjoyed journaling to Jesus since I was a teenage girl, many moons ago. Now as then, I don’t approach it with stress or worry. My time with Him is a personal time of growth, and fun. Yes, I journal and perhaps study scripture. But, I make it fun and full of color or design. It is a time I can meld my faith and my creativity together.
There is a basic outline I follow:
Start with prayer. Ask God to be with you during your journaling time and that you would draw close to him as you grow in the Word and Biblical principles. Ask Him to use your journaling time to discover more about yourself, and Him.
Be Prepared. Gather all your materials in your designated place. Set the mood with praise music, or the quiet of your private time. Most important is to be someplace where you can enjoy your time with God. Gather your journal, any pens or markers, and any other books you may need. I like to have a concordance or my phone with my study apps.
Enjoy the time. Use the time to write or draw what comes to mind. Don’t worry about spelling. You can study a scripture, but don’t allow yourself to get stressed about the time or worry about comparing yourself to others or allow feelings of insecurities about not “knowing” the Bible to stop you.
Keep it simple, or not. I enter my journaling time with no expectations. That way, if it’s a simple time of journaling I’m okay with that. However, if I like to go deeper and longer, I do!
Grow in the practice. Your journal time is never finished, never perfect, and always growing!
As you finish up your journaling time for the day..
Answer these questions: 1. Who is the author writing to? 2. Did I learn something I can praise God for? 3. How does this scripture speak to me?
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I’ll see you there!