Often, you hear the term “journaling” as a means of writing down your feelings or other thoughts. At Bible Journals, we would like to extend “Journaling” to become a tool for the study of God’s word and a means of sharing your thoughts and experiences.
Journaling can be a useful tool for writing down your thoughts on the application of God’s word. However, journaling without direction and purpose can become taxing over time as you try to find things to write about. Bible Journals provide the tools and content you need to help you enjoy your journaling experience. Your journaling experience can be just you or with friends and family. It can be once a day or a few times a day, but the structured approach and tools are here for you.
Here are the basics on how we can help.
Read pre-planned content, which can be in the form of scriptures, video, audio or other content. Meditate on the content for a few moment and think about how it makes you feel. Reflect on how the content speaks to you and how you can use it to become more like Jesus. How can you change your thinking, actions and your approach to life and your surroundings as a result of reading the content?
Write about how it makes you feel. Write about your past experiences as it relates to the content. Write about how you could have handled those experiences differently now that you have read this information. Write a prayer thanking God for allowing you to read and understand this content. Ask Him for the strength to take what your have read and use it to be more like His son Jesus.
Remember your feelings when you come back and read what you have written. Share the memories with someone else and give them an opportunity to experience your thoughts on the topic. Use this to reflect back and determine if you were able to accomplish the change you wrote about. Use it as an opportunity to thank God for the insight and his relentless love and grace to you.