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to write a Spiritual Journal
spiritual journal is a record of your Christian walk with God. It
is a tool that can help you to develop your personal relationship
Journalling is important. In your journal, you
can record ALL that God is saying to you on a regular basis.
If you become discouraged, you can look back
in your journal, and see all that God was saying to you, and this
will strengthen you and continue to give you direction in your life.
Journalling is like plotting a path. You are
recording your life’s footsteps. What God reveals today, will
affect where you go tomorrow in life.
You can also decorate or personalize your journal
in any way you wish.
Things to note in a journal
1. Write down what you sense God is saying to
you in your personal devotion time. Record a scripture verse if
you think it is important or significant.
2. Write down if a Pastor or Prophet speaks
a “prophetic word” in your life. Please note: do not
accept prophetic words from just anyone – they must be from
your Pastors, the recognised Prophets in our church, or recognised
Prophets endorsed by your Church Leadership.
3. Write down what God is saying to you in the
Church service. God is teaching you every time! Please note: that
God speaks via songs in worship, the preached Word, as well as dance
and drama. Do not be limited in your thinking that God can only
speak to you during the sermon.
4. Write down experiences in your life that
you felt were significant. These may be a simple everyday experience,
but one in which God revealed something to you.
For example, my mother had a dog named Rosa.
You would call Rosa to you, but she would not come. She would lie
down on her back and display a submissive posture, but she would
not come to you. This taught me that you could say that you were
submitted to God, but still disobedient. Submission to God is actually
obedience to God. We can sit in Church and say we are submitted
to God, but if we do not obey what He is saying for us to do, then
we are not submitted. So this was a life example that taught me
Most of all, ENJOY your journalling time…
it is your time with God! And He wants to enjoy His Time with you