03/17/19 Practical Discipleship: Journaling

READING: Deuteronomy 32

I am not a journaler by nature. Some folks love to record everything, but I’ve not followed that pattern in my spiritual walk. I must admit, though, that writing these devotions for the last several years has made me re-consider my practices. Via these devotions, I can look back and see what the Lord has sought to teach me over the years. I am reminded of God’s grace, love, forgiveness, mercy, and strengthening. And, I often think about experiences the Word supernaturally addressed at just the right time.

All of that makes me wish I had started a journal when I first became a believer—or when I first entered ministry. I fear I’ve missed an opportunity to speak of God’s gracious leading. If I were a parent, I would also have missed an opportunity to tell my family about God’s guiding hand. For those of us who aren’t journalers, though, writing even a daily single sentence or paragraph is a great way to start telling our Christian stories.

I want to do more what Moses commanded: “For I will proclaim the Lord’s name. Declare the greatness of our God!” (Deut. 32:3).  Somehow, thinking about and writing about God should also help me serve Him more faithfully. 

PRAYER: “God, I want to declare Your greatness. Help me take advantage of any opportunity to do so.”

TOMORROW’S READING: Deuteronomy 1:1-2:7, Mark 14:43-72