A Spiritual Journal-Creating a Spiritual Practice

Creating a Spiritual Journal is a great way to draw closer to God. Journaling as a spiritual practice is a great way to grow in your relationship with God. Have you ever seen a parent and child out for a date? Spending time together just the two of them, and enjoying time away from the other family members? That's what God desires from us. Spending time away from others in order to connect more deeply to the Creator. When you create a journal with the sole purpose of communicating with God, you are creating a spiritual practice that will cause your relationship with God to grow.

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Journaling as a Spiritual Practice
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What Goes In a Spiritual Journal?

That question has a simple answer, anything that's important to you goes in a spiritual journal. In this post I give you prompts for what to write in your spiritual journal. That way you don't have to start from scratch. It's less intimidating when you have some prompts to guide you. Once it becomes a habit you will find that writing in your spiritual journal is second nature.

How to Create a Spiritual Journal

Creating a spiritual journal is easy, and all it requires is a blank journal, a pen, and for you to set aside time to write. You can get fancy and divide the journal into sections if you want, but that is not necessary for this. In fact, doing all the extra and fancy things can take away from the purpose of connecting with God.

How to Begin

There are a few things that you need to do in order to begin.

  1. Set a Time to Journal-You can journal any time of the day that is best for you, but if you are going to set a time keep that time consistent. I like to journal at night when the kids are asleep and the house is quiet. During the day quiet is hard to come by in our house, especially now!
  2. Find a Place to Journal– You need to have a place that is quiet and there are no distractions. Do you have a physical prayer closet? This would be a good place to journal. If you don't have a physical prayer closet find a quiet place in the house that you can escape to, maybe even outside!
  3. Date Your Page-I can't stress this enough. Date your page! When you go back and read you will want to know when you were going through the things you are reading. You will want to be able to see what God has done in your life from the past to the present. Please,
  4. Start Writing-It's that simple, start writing. Either use prompts or just let whatever is in your mind flow. There is no grammar police, no one is going to critique your writing, it's just between you and God.
  5. Listen-The Bible says “Whoever gives heed to instruction, prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.” Proverbs 16:20. Listen for God to speak to you while you spend time writing. Write down what He says to you, and do what He is telling you to do.
  6. Make it a Habit-Commit to your spiritual journal and make it a daily habit. Consistency will bring growth.
  7. Read your Journal-Reading your journal will show you how you have grown. It will also serve as a reminder of prayers that have been answered, miracles you have seen, and so much more. It's important to read your journal from time to time.

These tips will help you as you commit to the practice of spiritual journaling.

Journaling as a spiritual practice is one of the best ways to grow in your relationship with God. It gives you something tangible to look back on and it allows you to spend time with God, something He deeply desires from us.