Meditation Journaling 3

4 Jan

My Take

DiVoran Lites

In the mid-sixties, we learned from Pastor Peter Lord and his dear wife Johnnie how crucial meeting with Jesus one-on-one-is for an alive Christian life. We couldn’t be more thankful. It has meant watching God do all that He has promised, such as showing his compassion as we go through various degrees of pain and anxiety and learning to trust Him and rejoice in the way he gives us love and peace. 

Journaling is one of the most pleasant things I know.  On my eleventh birthday, my parents gave me a journal. They knew I liked to read and write. I still have it. On my closet shelves, I have 130 journals that I have written as an adult. I’m starting to enjoy reading them again.

I understand that not everyone likes to read or write. Sometimes people have too many work-related items to go over. It’s still possible, though, to have a personal connection with God. the Internet and mobile phones can be a great help.  Lunchtimes are good times to listen to God if you’re on your own. Walking is another option, as are audiobooks for the car for long drives. Our Father likes to listen when we tell him our secrets or show him our love in praise. He will fulfil all needs according to His riches in glory.  

If you are thinking about journaling or if you like reading about it as I do, here are some tips that work for me. If you start to journal, you will soon come up with plenty of tips of your own.

  1. Find a regular time and place where you won’t be disturbed. 
  • You can use any kind of paper you want. You can buy very inexpensive spiral notebooks. However, you may want to buy them at a real office supply because the writing shows through the other side on the less expensive ones. 
  • I love buying big heavy blank books, decorating the covers, and writing to my heart’s content on the thick, unlined paper.
  • I have met so many people who love pens. It’s not hard to find the one pen in the universe you like best. Journaling is a life-long joy and needs to be as pleasant as it can be.
  • Of course, we need a Bible and perhaps some reference books to guide us. I’ll give you some recommendations as we go along.
  • You might want to decorate your books as people are now decorating their Bibles. You can get stickers or draw and paint your pictures in your journal. You can also obtain books that tell you how to decorate a Bible or a journal.  My favorite is, Honoring the Spirit, by Sue Kemnitz * 
  • Keep a pad to write down scriptures that come alive for you. I enjoy sticky notes because when I need a bit of encouragement, it’s always written out and stuck to a mirror or the refrigerator. 

“I m convinced that my God will fully satisfy every need you have, for I have seen the abundant riches of glory revealed to me through the Anointed One, Jesus Christ!” Philippians 4:19 (TPT)

*Precious Bible Promises, over 1000 Promises From God’s Word Categorized For Easy Access. 

*Honoring the Spirit, by Sue Kemnitz. “I am with you always.”

DiVoran has been writing for most of her life. Her first attempt at a story was when she was seven years old and her mother got a new typewriter. DiVoran got to use it and when her dad saw her writing he asked what she was writing about. DiVoran answered that she was writing the story of her life. Her dad’s only comment was, “Well, it’s going to be a very short story.” After most of a lifetime of writing and helping other writers, DiVoran finally launched her own dream which was to write a novel of her own. She now has her Florida Springs trilogy and her novel, a Christian Western Romance, Go West available on Amazon. When speaking about her road to publication, she gives thanks to the Lord for all the people who helped her grow and learn.  She says, “I could never have done it by myself, but when I got going everything fell beautifully into place, and I was glad I had started on my dream.”

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