~By Debbie Christopher While recently visiting our daughter and her family, I attended a class with her and her husband that included a discussion on journaling. I don't 'officially' journal---yet---, but I often jot down my thoughts on my 'blog brainstorming' file in NOTES. I think I’m ready to do more. The leader of this class, Mr. Williams, experienced a recent head injury, and he shared that a big part of his rehab is learning to write things down as he progresses and processes through his recovery. He said his therapist's three favorite words were, "write it down!" As the discussion continued, I wrote down shared thoughts and ideas that I thought could be beneficial in writing things down during one's bumpy journey. Here are a few of those thoughts:
Come across a special verse?---Write it down!
Experience a special blessing?---Write it down!
Encounter a life story you might want to share some day?---Write it down!
Recognize God's faithfulness during a bumpy circumstance?---Write it down!
Processing your progress during a trial?---Write it down!
Processing options? ---Write it down!
Praise of thanksgiving? ---Write it down!
...and the list can go on.
One dear lady shared about how blessed she was when she read through her mother's journal after she had passed away, She said she was so encouraged to read how her mother had progressed through trials and victories. Then she added these words:
Write it down so your testimony might become a legacy!
Wow! I love this thought. 2 Corinthians 2:3-4 encourages us to share with others how God has been faithful, merciful, and comforting to us through our pains and trials. The best way for this testimony to continue for generations...and so you won't forget details to share personally as opportunities arise...is to...let me hear you say it aloud...’Write it down!’ “Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 HCSB
https://bible.com/bible/72/2co.1.3-4.HCSB Write it down~ ~Debbie www.bumpsareokay.com