Have you ever read past journals (or blogs) and noticed you begin each entry with an apology for not writing in so long? “Dear Diary, I am so sorry it has been three decades since I have written. I promise I’ll write everyday from now on.”
Journal writing can be difficult when most of us are running around trying to keep up with life in general. How on earth are we suppose to find the time to write about what is going on.
In 2007 President Henry B. Eyring spoke about not only the importance of keeping a journal but to record your thoughts with one question in mind. “Have I seen the hand of God reaching out to touch us or our children or our family today?”
Powerful message. Not only is it important to record life — but it is powerful when you record your heavenly promptings.
I recently found a tool that makes such a task very easy. It’s called iDoneThis. This website was originally created to help people record things they accomplish daily to help track and motivate themselves. This is a wise purpose but I have found it more powerful when used as a simple journal of spiritual promptings.
Here’s how it works. You create an account and submit your email address. You then receive an automatic email everyday. Take 30 seconds each day and ask yourself President Eyring’s question, “Have I seen the hand of God reaching out to touch us or our children or our family today?” Write down everything that comes to mind — BIG or small. Once this is typed as a response to the email send it off. Later you are able to log in and review all the responses you have recorded. It clearly puts in perspective how your Father in Heaven speaks to you and guides you.
It will also act as a journal for posterity to read. You may have an experience like this…
I challenge you to try this for a week. At the end of the week go to iDoneThis, log in and review everything you wrote. It’s a powerful experience.
Share with us your thoughts after trying the 7 day experiment.