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I have talked about journaling as part of your process to change, and I am sure not everyone does so, this blog is about that very topic, the following is taken from the STATIC Youth book “Conversations with God” and is protected by all copy write laws.

 

 

 

 How do I journal, which is probably the question you are asking yourself, and it’s a good question to ask. But the answer may surprise you a bit, Any Way You Want! Journaling is a Private activity, it does not involve any other person, and it requires no grading or proofreading. It is time spent alone, in your mind, heart and soul. How you choose to spend that time is up to you, and how much time and effort you put in to it is also up to you. But the time and effort put in to it, will determine what you get out of it. Like always, your reward is based on your effort, put nothing in to it, get nothing out of it. But your all in to it and you will get everything out of it.

 

So, if you have never had journal before, where do you start? Journaling is much like keeping a written report or conversation. It is not a diary or planner with times and dates of events, although it can contain this information. As you begin this journey, you will need a journal. You can make one or purchase one, either way, it should reflect you – the color, style or how you decorate it. Once you have a journal, it is a good idea to schedule a specific time to journal, before bed, first thing in the morning, after dinner, what ever time works best for you. Setting up a specific time will help you get in to the habit of journaling. Like anything else, the more you practice at it, the better you will be. The same holds true for journaling. So, make a commitment to find time every day to write something, even if it’s only a line or two, in your journal.

 

“What do I write” is the next question you likely have. Well, what ever comes to mind is the best answer. Journaling is not about providing correct or set answers to questions.  It is a process of taking whatever thoughts come to you and writing them down, regardless.  No judgment or concern for grammar.  It is about freedom and privacy. You may wish to have a series of specific questions to respond to each day, to help you begin the process. Or you can just start with a blank page each day. It’s up to you.


Here are some ideas of questions you may wish to ask yourself each day:

 

  1. Who made me mad today
  2. Who did I make mad today
  3. Did I meditate on God’s word
  4. Did I see God in everyone
  5. Did is treat people with respect today
  6. Did I see God working in the world today

 

The questions are designed to help you take inventory of your day; to help you cross examine yourself and to open you up to hear God in your journal writing.

 

 

The process of journaling, when used correctly, can help you grow in your personal and spiritual life. You have the opportunity, when journaling, to write down any and all feelings, thoughts and ideas, and no one has the right to read it. It is a very powerful tool at your disposal. In it you can create worlds of great wonders, and your dreams and aspirations come alive. The possibilities are endless, and the rewards are only limited by your investment in to it. So open your heart, mind and soul to the possibility of endless possibilities. Open yourself to a conversation with God. Through the pages of your journal, you can have an intimate one on one conversation with God. And if you let Him, God will write back, in the pages of your journal and on your heart.

(c) 2006-2008 STATIC Youth, LLC

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