Do you keep a personal journal? If you don’t you should start one.

Malachi 3:16 tells how the children of Israel created a book of remembrance. Journaling is preserving the story of your life. It allows you to review things God has shown you in the past and provides guidance for the future.

Whether you keep it on computer, or paper, keep your journal personal with illustrations and records of God’s leading and working. Keep it short, like a hobby you look forward to. And finally keep it going. A journal becomes more valuable with age. You can provide an encouraging Gospel witness to your great-grandchildren by simply keeping records of your spiritual journey. It gives permanence to events that otherwise would have been fleeting.

The best thing about journaling is it can be done with short segments of time that would otherwise have gone to waste. Keeping a record of God’s working in your life is a good way to redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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