Spiritual journaling records your journey towards Christian growth and transformation. Spiritual journaling should be a meaningful and rewarding experience for Christians that contains your thoughts, reflections, and perceptions of your daily life and events. For example, include personal stories, articles, and objects that reflect on your personal experiences and where you want to be spiritually, physically, and mentally. Also, spiritual journaling helps people cope with emotional and physical trauma, such as death of a loved one, divorce, the loss of a job, or an illness.
Here’s some valuable tips to help you get started with spiritual journaling:
Tip 1: Spiritual journaling should be done in the stillness and quietness of your day preferably after meditation, so you can hear God’s voice.
Tip 2: Always make sure to number the pages of your journal or notebook beginning with your first entry. Then, give every journal entry a title and a date. Finally, include a Table of Contents to help you easily find entries months or years later.
Tip 3: Spiritual journaling requires honesty and the ability for you to release the hidden treasures of your heart. In addition, spiritual journaling can aid you through the self-discovery process as well.
Tip 4: Keep your spiritual journal near you while you’re reading God’s Word or meditating so you can write down any words of inspiration, visions, or answers God might be giving you.
Tip 5: Spiritual journaling can be used to write scriptures or prayers, so you can reflect on them at a later time.
Don’t feel pressured to write in your spiritual journal every day but write in it enough to gain some positive momentum. Spiritual journaling allows you to nurture your spirit and soul as you pay attention to what you are feeling. Remember, spiritual journaling contains the keepsakes of the heart and soul.