I wasn’t a journaler. Though I enjoy writing, putting down personal thoughts on paper didn’t appeal to me. That is, until I went through a How to Hear God’s Voice workshop by Mark Virkler. During the workshop, we were given many opportunities to practice two-way journaling and I became hooked. I’ve found it a vital part of my prayer life and I love to look back and read past entries that encourage me in my current journey.
God created us for relationship. Relationships are built on communication. Hearing God and being heard by Him. Two-way journaling is a great tool in conversing with God and growing in intimacy with Him.
Here are some simple steps:
1. Relax, focus on Jesus and trust that He wants to speak to you.
2. Start by writing down your thoughts, feelings, praise or questions directed to God.
3. Listen for His still, small voice and write it down.
A Biblical example of two-way journaling is found in Psalm 32:7, 8
(David) “You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah
(God’s response) I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.” Psalm 32:7, 8
If you’d like to learn more about two-way journaling and hearing God’s voice, come to The Intercessor’s Workshop this Saturday, July 13, 10am-12pm at The Rock of Roseville. Please register at: www.intercessorsworkshop.com. You can also order the DVD (when completed) and workbook if you can’t make it (email me at firstname.lastname@example.org) For more information on Mark Virkler, check out his website at: www.cwgministries.org.