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Our God is a faithful God! We know that from His Word. We know that from our answered prayers. We can also discover it from our spiritual diaries, if we keep them. I keep my main one in shorthand, which I learned over 30 years ago. There’s just one problem. I can write it fine, I just can’t read it back that great. But that works great for this purpose. I write my prayers, my thoughts, my everything to God. Then I toss it. It helps me to focus on Him, on sharing with Him, and on praising Him. It accomplishes its purpose. That’s what I need for a time. And a neater area is also what I need so tossing them takes care of that need.
Another way I keep a spiritual journal, that I DON’T throw away, is to underline, date, and occasionally write notes in my Bibles. When I go back and spend time re-reading the underlined verses and look at the dates, I often remember why I wrote those notes and how God blessed me during those times. It’s another great way to be reminded that God is faithful.
Some young women discovered this method of doing that in a purpose-full way and wrote about it at their site, Set Apart. It was an excellent article and very encouraging to me as I read it. A large part of the encouragement came from the article itself. But as a mom of young adults, and a grandma of nine, including a tween, I was also encouraged by the fact that this particular article was written on a blog by Christian teens! I know I’m going to share this site with my grandkids and thought you might like to do the same with your kids and/or grandkids. In a world full of role models who are too often focused on the wrong priorities, it’s great when we find role models for our grandkids who are focused on God and His faithfulness! You can find this delightful site at: http://teens-set-apart.blogspot.com/2009/02/faithful-is-our-god.html