write it down
I don’t often get impromptu down-time. However, today I did.
One of our gorgeous girls was doing a music theory exam. It was a fairly long drive and not worth going home, so I just waited in the car. Some people may think it’s awful to sit for a couple of hours in the car, but I felt like it was a gift from heaven. 🙂
I read a couple of chapters in my bible and prayed a bit. Then, while enjoying the silence, wrote in a cute, spiral-bound book with a scribbled title page saying, “Writing without reason”.
It’s a funny kind of a book. One day someone will stumble across it and wonder what on earth I was doing. I guess it’s a journal really. I haven’t ever been any good at keeping journals, but this I can do.
At the top of each page is a single word, any word, and then underneath is a download of thoughts and prayer surrounding that word.
It’s not exactly Habakkuk 2:2 as I’m not really writing down a vision so others can herald it, but it is my way of keeping a record of thoughts and conversations before the Lord. Have you noticed how easy it is to forget revelations or to completely miss how far we’ve come without some kind of concrete measure? We need to write things down.
May I encourage you? Find a way that works, any way at all, but definitely keep some kind of a record of where you are and what the Lord is doing in your life. You’ll be blessed on reflection, and maybe even others will be too if you share it.
“Write down the revelation
and make it plain on tablets
so that a herald may run with it.” Habakkuk 2:2 (NIV)