Why We Journal

John Tilton


Luke 1:1-4

Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilledamong us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.


As a doctor of his time, Luke understandably desired to document all that transpired with Jesus so that there would be an orderly account, or in other words, an accounting of history and fact of Jesus so that others would have the ability to learn with certainty, the things of our Lord Jesus Christ. First of all, documentation records for recall what transpires. However, furthermore writing things down is a critical way of how we all learn things with the intent of retaining what we learn. But all of this in the interest that those that follow us would know all about Jesus with certainty, rather then hearsay which is open and prone to misrepresentation of what truly transpired.


So to is it with our journaling in devotions. We journal so that we set with certainty what God has spoken to our hearts, that we in the future can recall the testimonies of God, as well as share it with others. It also enables us to retain what we learn of the Lord. As Luke approached the things of the Lord as a scholar would, we can benefit also by approaching what God speaks to our hearts in the same way.


Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of journaling that I may better learn of your Word, be able to recall it, to share with others, the wonder of my Lord Jesus Christ!

Devotions for September 18

Ezekiel 45,46
Luke 1

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