I write on my journal once a week, I generally do it on Mondays, but you may choose whatever is best for you. For me Mondays is good because it is the day when I organize the rest of my week. Starting my week by asking myself some questions and seeking God’s direction helps me.
I use a normal 100 sheet notebook which is usually good for about three months and I can carry it with me wherever I am. When I am close to the end of the notebook I buy a new one, I have several notebooks at home from past years! Some entrees are very extended; some are small; and some are very sad - you can see dry drops on the paper; some are full of energy; and some are full of despair but throughout the years I have seen God’s faithfulness, even when I am unfaithful.
His grace overwhelms me and keeps on changing my heart one day at the time, one situation at the time.
GREAT IS HIS FAITHFULNESS!!!
The following are questions I answer in my journal.
DATE: The day of your entrée
TIME: The time on your watch - the reason for doing this is because I started to see after couple of years that there is a better time to do it. Some prefer to do it in the morning, some at night when everybody else is sleeping, me, I do it after brunch on my day off.
PLACE: The room you choose - the kitchen, your room, the local library. I also found that the best place for me to do it was my bedroom and with a large cup of tea. Try different places until you find that nice spot!
SCRIPTURE: e.g. Exodus 12, sometimes I do whole chapters, other times just few verses.
Once you have read the section of your Bible, answer the following questions:
1. What happened in this
2. Key verse(s)
3. What is God telling me
through His Word?
4. What is God telling me
through the latest events?
5. My thoughts and my feelings
6. What action(s) must I take?
7. Relevant prayer.
Here are the list of questions
by themselves if you would like to print them.