I MIGHT BE A LITTLE VERBOSE AND EXCITED
It's rather funny (amusing). I have been working on forming this journaling and writing for the last three days and I have journaled more about these verses than I thought I would, and the ideas just keep coming as to the book I can write and publish for Journaling Through the Book of Matthew (22 Verses at a Time). It's a surprise my hand and wrist aren't hurting from writing so much.
Talk about rewarding and exciting.
I cannot wait to see what the Lord does through this.
SO WHAT AM I TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH?
I want to journal through the Book of Matthew AND I want to write a book to help others to journal through Matthew as well.
That was the short answer. There's more reason as well.
I also want to help people see how just Bible reading... or just Bible study... or just praying... or just devotional reading... without journaling is great. But, it's not as rewarding as when journaling is added to the process. Journaling brings a deepness and adds more meaning to all of those things. In fact, journaling does this in a way no other spiritual practice or discipline does.
Journaling helps us to think through the Bible and our relationship with the Lord. It makes us slow down, give more thought and attention, with more intentionality and purpose, as we are with the Father and are meditating on or reading His Word.
Journaling adds intentionality and meaning to our spiritual life.
I want to help others learn about this and how journaling makes the Bible come alive to us and helps us draw nearer and closer to God.