I have to be honest I’m not a huge fan of journaling. But it is so important and I’m always having to reengage and make myself start doing it again. This past week I got back to writing on nearly a daily basis and I pulled out a journal I hadn’t used in a year. And that’s when I really understood why it is so important. I’m in the Word on a regular basis, but I don’t write down my thoughts and what God is speaking to me in a journal. But I read my entry from August 23 of last year. I was in a tough place and was really down and was reading about David being broken and Hezekiah being humbled and I wrote about how I realized God was working in me, even though it hurt and that I needed to be there. I didn’t know what was going to happen next in my journey, but now looking back, I know that within just a few weeks of me reading and journaling about what God had been doing in me, things began to radically change and God took me down an incredible path that gave me freedom to move forward. Without that journal entry I wouldn’t have a place to look back and remember what God has done. To read my intimate thoughts at that particular time. Throughout the Old Testament we see God’s people forget over and over again what God had done for them and screw up. We do the same thing. Maybe not quite as spectacularly as they did, but we still do it. That’s why I know I need to journal. I forget way to easy. Thank you Lord for what you have done in this past year and for prompting me to write it down so I can remember and give you praise.