Saturday, August 02, 2014

Write it Down!

"Write down for the record everything I have said to you" (Jeremiah 30:2).

I don't like to write.  I like to talk. I like to pass along new information.  I like to teach. I like to inspire life-change.  I  just don't like to write.

The one exception to my reluctance to write would be journaling.  I have been writing a spiritual diary for many years--more regularly at times.  The purpose of the journal is to record impressions from the Bible that I pick up on during my prayer-time.

When I read the Bible, I am listening for God's perspective on my life. I am listening for direction and for understanding of the events of my days.  I am listening for promises. I am listening for rebuke and correction.  I am listening!  Writing what I hear seems to force me to listen a little more closely--to pay attention to what I'm reading.  My attention to the discipline of being in the Word is enhanced by the expectation that I need to find something to write down.

Write it down!

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