Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105 NIV
Journaling as you spend time with God in prayer and his Word can help you to process your thoughts, record answered prayers, and understand Scripture in new ways. Not sure where to start?
Check out these 7 journaling prompts:
1. Beginnings can be exciting! What new chapter in your life are you about to begin? What have you recently started that you are excited about? What are you hopes for the future? Tell God about it—he wants to be involved in your life.
2.God has chosen and gifted you with a wonderful set of skills, knowledge, and abilities unique to you—and he wants you to use those gifts to bring him praise. What talents and skills do you possess? What knowledge would you like to grow in? How are you planning to use this to honor God?
3. Forgiveness. Is it easy or hard? That likely depends on whether you are the one doing the forgiving or receiving it. Why do you think forgiving someone can be so difficult? Who do you need to forgive? When have you received the incredible gift of forgiveness?
4. When your heart is broken, it might feel as if life cannot move forward. It can almost seem hard to breathe. But God understands. He wants to hear from you, be close to you, and save you. He loves you more than you can possibly comprehend! Pour out your heart to him, and let him comfort and love you.
5. God is like a potter, and we are like the clay. He molds us as he wills. What process does clay have to go through before it can be turned into a masterpiece? In what areas of your life do you feel God is especially hard at work right now?
6. You make decisions every day, often without thinking much about it. Cereal or eggs for breakfast? Finish homework or hang with friends? Be grumpy or kind to the family? And some decisions are crossroads which will affect the rest of your life. What major decision do you have to make? Spend some time journaling your options; then pray about it and let god give you his peace.
7. Just as the Israelites did in Ezekiel’s day, people today sometimes say God isn’t just or life isn’t fair. They ask how God could send people to hell—especially those who try to do good. The truth is that everyone has sinned, and all deserve punishment. It is only through God’s grace and Jesus’ sacrificial death that people can ask for forgiveness and be saved. How do you define justice? How do you define grace?
What Journaling Prompts would you add to this list?