JOURNAL

JOURNAL

The next thing I do is to journal.  As I am studying God's Word, many things come to my mind.  Maybe it is something I am not trusting Him with.  Or a frustration I am experiencing.   I turn to my empty journal pages and write a letter to Jesus.  I usually start it "Dear Jesus,".  I write it just like a letter to Him.  This is a personal, honest letter to Jesus.  I pour out my heart and am completely honest with Him!  He already knows every thought in my heart - He is not surprised!  My time with Jesus is all about my relationship with Him.  This is a time with the dearest friend I have - the One who asks me to sit at His feet and be with Him.  It is not a duty or a task - it is a relationship.  He knows me better than anyone else, He loves me more than anyone else could and He knows what is best for me.  

I write out my frustrations, worries, concerns, things I am excited about or things I need to trust Him with.  I write out the dreams and desires that I am entrusting to Him.  Usually by the end, I am thanking Him for all He has done already and realizing areas where I am not trusting Him.  I have done this for countless years - and now have a record of all He has brought me through.

I usually end my time with Jesus by......