Day 5 Write it Down
I consider myself to be what I would call a “seasonal journaler.” That would be someone with stacks of journals half written in because I like to write during certain seasons of life (and always start with a new journal at the beginning of each season…). I am, however, much more consistent with my prayer journal as I love writing “answered” next to the prayers God answers.
Mark Batterson states in his book, Praying Circles Around Your Children, “It’s important to know that we can make a list of prayers in our prayer journal but the goal is not to lay out a laundry list before God. In fact, prayer is not about our agenda for God at all; it’s about discovering God’s agenda for us. And keeping a record is key so that when prayer is answered God can get the glory. ”
Imagine keeping a prayer journal of prayers you have prayed for your kids and giving it to them when they go off to college, get married, or have kids of their own. This journal would surely be a treasured possession!
The shortest pencil is longer than the longest memory. -Mark Batterson
“Write down the revelation.” Habakkuk 2:2