Fun fact: I love to journal. It is my favorite part of my Bible study time. I write out prayers, copy my favorite Bible verses, add worship song lyrics that resonate with me, make lists, and write about struggles I’m going through. If you are a writing-minded person, committing your thoughts to paper this way might be very beneficial for you. Today, I’m going to share the basics of journaling with you (though there is truly no write or wrong way)!
Why Should I Journal?
Because journaling is way for you to see where you’ve been spiritually and personally. It’s a way to learn from your past and see how your hopes and prayers are being fulfilled. It’s a space to record the verses, lyrics, and quotes that matter to you and the lessons you’ve learned from the people around you. Your journal gives you a safe space to vent, work through problems, and share your private stories without anyone judging you.
How Do I Journal?
Grab an empty notebook or journal. Now open the journal. Pick up a pen or pencil. Write something. Boom, you’re journaling. Seriously, though, it’s nearly that easy.
Some people opt for different kinds of journaling, like bullet journaling, where you can use hand lettering, colored pens, and doodles to decorate the pages of an unlined journal (I love the look of bullet journals, but I’m not artistically talented to make one!). Others choose Bible journaling, a gorgeous art form where you illustrate and hand letter verses and jot thoughts in the margin of your Bible.
What to Journal
Unsure of what to journal about? Here are some ideas that I love!
Are you a journaler? What tips do you have?