Why I love Journalling: - My story and  lessons

Wednesday, 29. July 2020

(Notes and Audio: Available in English only)


Spend just 5 minutes with the Bible, and a notebook and ask “God, what would you say to me today?”


Matthew 4:4 NIV

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”


3 Good points from my early journalling

1.No-one taught me how to do it

2.Got a Bible I liked to read (NIV)

3.My first scripture was amazing, and I was hooked on ‘The Word of God’. (Isa 7:9b)


But 5 things I learnt from my early journalling

1.Many entries with thoughts and no verses - (I was down on myself).

2.Lots of thoughts of the devil, but no verses. (I was strange).

3.Note-taking, study, diary  or journalling? (Limit it to bible verses)

4.Others’ thoughts or journalling? (Define 'self-feeding')

5.Gaps of weeks and even months. (Guilt)


So journalling is just four things: “The God of the universe wants to speak to you today"

1.Get a simple plan for 'your brain'

2.Expect a 'God-thought' from the Bible

3.Build a  5-min. habit

4.Stay ‘guilt-free’


Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


Ephesians 3:20 NIV

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,