Taking time to rest through the process of recovery is important. To get to know ourselves, to Get to know God and to understand what it was that kept us from moving forward in life.

Jeremiah 30:2 says “God’s Message, the God of Israel: ‘Write everything I tell you in a book.”

A lot of my time (the first two years) in recovery I spent a lot of time writing and taking notes on things I learned through the process of recovery. I had to because much of my short-term memory was shot. If I didn’t write things down and when alone read them I don’t believe I would be where I am today.

Journaling is an important part of recovery. It gives us a fresh look into ourselves, our attitudes, actions, and behaviors.

On studying what the Bible says about journaling I found the following points for writing things down.

I. Written words travel farther than spoken.
II. Written words are preserved better than spoken.
III. Written words fulfill a more enduring ministry than spoken.
IV. Written words fill a sphere which spoken cannot reach.


– Do you journal?

– If not, why not?


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