So this morning I started something new during my personal devotions. I have always liked the idea of keeping a diary about my life, but have always abandoned the project soon after starting because I forget to do it for a couple of days and before I know it, it has been so long I feel embarrassed to start again! Silly, I know!
I decided to keep a journal of what I am studying and learning during my quiet time with God. There is no pressure to write the details of my life, rather it is just a synopsis of the the things I am reading and thinking about. It is nice to look back and see how God has led in the past and I think this journal will help me do that.
The format I used today is simple. I chose one scripture out of the passage that I was reading. Today it happened to be a couple of verses in Romans chapter 10 that stood out to me. After writing the verses down, I wrote down observations and cross references for the verses. I love object lessons! (Can you tell I am a teacher?!) The next thing I wrote down was an object lesson which helps clarify the message of the text. Next, I wrote about how this verse could apply to my life and lastly, I wrote a prayer praising God and asking for his help to apply the verses in my life. I got a lot out of it and look forward to seeing how this method works for me this coming year.
What are some things that you do to make your time with God more meaningful?