We do not write to in order to be understood;
we write in order to understand.
~ C.S. Lewis
Have you found this true in your own life?
I have. I started journaling when I first accepted Jesus Christ as my Saviour and Lord almost 30 years ago. It's a legacy of my spiritual journey.
Oh, the things I discovered about myself!
And the things I discovered about my Jesus, my Beloved Friend, The Holy Spirit, and my Father. I soaked in His Word and was gaining understanding and revelation.
I would read some Scripture, and it would speak into my heart. So, I would write and write and write questions and/or my meditations on those Scriptures, and the understanding I was getting from that Word.
Then, I would go back to my Bible and write a thank you to My Father for the insight or revelation from that word. Of course, I also put the date. My Bible is marked from Genesis to Revelation.
As God's Word was transforming who I was as a human being, so did my writing. My journals became my love letters to my Father. Most of the time, my handwriting turned to scribble, as I could not write fast enough. The hand couldn't keep up with the heart's accolades to my Father.
And then I would sit in silence waiting upon Him.
Sometimes I would have to wait a long time, other times His reply to my heart was immediate.
And so I would write those precious, life-affirming Words.
For me, I agree with C.S.Lewis. That is how my journaling devotional blog came about. I wanted to share some Scripture prompts for others who journal.
How about you? What has writing done for you?
Because of Him and Unto Him,