4/14/08

Prayer journal

Doesn't that sound so wonderful? So spiritual? Leaving a great legacy? That is what I thought too. So I tried. I tried writing down all my prayer requests and praise reports. However, I found that I often forgot to write the answers of my prayers. I also wrote the journal like a worldly diary. I filled pages with anger, hurt, frustration, sadness and the like. I exposed things about people on those pages that I surely didn't want to share with anyone. The thought of passing them down to my children and my children's children made my stomach queasy. Or worse the thought that once I passed on people would find the journals and read things that perhaps should be better left unsaid. Yet not writing a journal didn't sit right with me either. What should I do Lord? What is this suppose to look like for me?

Then one day sitting in church it hit me. My notes. I take notes all the time. I think it has something to do with my learning style. LOL Whether I am reading scripture on my own or listening to a pastor, I am taking notes. Little scribbles here and there. Sometimes an outline. All sorts of ways I will write it out what God is speaking to me at that time. Perhaps it's a concept or a question. Maybe a dream He has sparked. Whatever it is you can bet that I have written it down on a piece of paper.

So what I am going to do now is keep all my notes. That's it. I'm just going to continue to write them out and stick them in a folder of some sort. What usually happens with my notes is that after awhile I throw them away. Especially since I also write in and highlight my Bible. I just use my notes as a way of getting the Word/sermon in my head. But now I'm going to save them. I think my notes show where I'm at in my life. I can (I'm sure you too) listen to a sermon, have God speak to me about something, listen to that same sermon a few months later and hear something else. So I think my notes will show my struggles, progress and just general walk with Christ. I'm very excited at this idea.

I think nothing beats good old fashion handwriting. I love blogs, I love them very much. :) I love emails. But nothing does more to my heart then handwritten notes. That is why I try to send them out from time to time. There is just something about it. I just get so tickled when I think about Paul and all those letters to the churches!

Well, that is what my new thing is. I'm saving all my notes. Oh and my pastor writes a little note on the front of our church bulletins every week. I'm going to save those too.

2 comments:

bree said...

what a great idea! how wonderful to have one place for all those pieces of paper that end up in the junk drawer, under the seats in the car, bookmarks--forgotten. Thank you for sharing!
hugs:)

longge said...

There are Coach handbags which are best suited for work and official purposes and then there are Coach Gallery which could suit you perfectly for a late night party or even an outing with friends. The Coach Bonnie , come in a variety which is suited for all. Coach Madison could be used by a leading Business owner or could even be used by a lady working on daily wages.
Here are some characteristics of good THRILLER recovery software. The program should be able to retrieve data from the discs with the characteristic "drag and drop" feature. The data recovery program of your choice should be able to revive the lost data directly on to the disc. It should cover a wide range of discs - discs for digital camera, THRILLER DVD video camera, and personal THRILLER DVD COLLECTION that can be run on DVD players and recorders.
For this reason, scarpe Hogan sports footwear are often more expensive compared to other brands. Some believe that the difference in price is due to the amount of marketing dollars that the hogan donna has spent promoting the products. But Hogan scarpe uomo is only partially true. No marketing can save a second rate product. Only killer shoes eventually make Hogan uomo to the top.