How to Start Journaling

Bible Study

Here are a few tips on how to start journaling daily.

First, watch the video and then read the tips!

1. Start with, “Dear God” instead of “Dear Journal” or “Dear Diary.”

As I said in the video, life is busy and there isn’t a lot of time to write fluffy things or draw hearts and rainbows in your journal. Use your journal instead to be intentional during your quiet time or devotional time with God.

2. Journaling Brings Healing

I didn’t start out to be a writer or published author. In fact, I wanted to be a high school math teacher (algebra). It’s kind of cool to look back and see God’s fingerprints through the pages or my journal. Through journaling I was able to establish my relationship with God, discover my love for words, and my passion to find healing in its pages.

3. Find what works for you and be consistent

As I also said in the video–maybe journaling isn’t your thing. Then find what works for you and try repeating it every day for a month! Maybe it’s sitting down at an empty park or a crowded Starbucks. It’s not always easy to add a new routine, but if you can be consistent for about 30 days then it becomes a permanent habit.

Question: What is it that you need healing from and how can you be consistent daily in prayer and/or journaling to find what God is trying to say to you?

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for the video, Renee! Though I write every week on my blog, I’ve longed to journal and have that other avenue to build my relationship with God. Right now, I use a gratitude journal. I find it easier to thank and praise the Lord than to put to pen and paper the deeper thoughts and struggles. Great suggestions!

  2. says

    I love to prayer-journal in marker. As a writer/editor, I like things to be pristine, linear, and grammatically correct. Marker takes that away. I can write sentence fragments, I can misspell words, and I can even end sentences with drawings if I want to. Plus, markers are child-like so I feel more like a little girl crawling into my Abba Father’s lap when I pray in marker.

  3. Tina Dudley says

    IM NEW HERE BUT I HAVE A QUESTION I HAVE A JOURNAL BUT I CAN’T SEEM TO WRITEING IN IT DAILY AND I LOVE THIS PAGE

  4. Felicia Gonzales says

    I tried to watch your video and it says it’s “private” (?)

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