Deuteronomy 6:5-6 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
Journaling has gained a bit of popularity with younger people today. One writer said that journaling was the gateway to recording life, understanding emotions, and uncovering parts of yourself. I think writing every day is a good idea. Journaling also helps us understand God.
God told the children of Israel to remember His words. To place them in their hearts. How did He say they should do that? In four ways.
● TEACH THEM: Deut. 6:7 “And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children,…” Any good teacher will tell you that they learn more from teaching than simply studying. Teach someone.
● TALK ABOUT THEM: Deut. 6:7 “…and shalt talk of them…” You want to remember something? Discuss it with others. The conversation will spark thoughts that will stick in your heart.
● TAKE THEM WITH YOU: Deut. 6:8 “And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.” Write down verses and take them with you. Read them throughout your day.
● TRANSPOSE THEM ONTO THINGS: Deut. 6:9 “And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.” Write them in journals, hang them as art, paste them on your social media pages. Write it, Read it, and Remember it.
A good reason to journal or to write God’s word is found in Psalm 119:10-11 “With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
Do you Journal?
Living In His Word Ministries
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director