Have you ever gotten amazing revelation from the Lord, but over time you forgot what He said? There are three very important steps in properly discerning revelation: receiving, properly interpreting and then applying it with appropriate action. But often there is a breakdown keeping us from seeing the fulfillment of what was spoken. This doesn't have to be the case. The frequently overlooked, yet simple spiritual key of journaling can move you miles down the road toward applying your revelation! Journaling is a tried and tested tool for stewarding revelation. Don't underestimate its power to aid you in
hearing and discerning the voice of God in your life.
Habakkuk 2:1-3 gives us some amazing insights. "I will stand at my watch and station myself on the watchtower; and I will keep watch to hear what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am reproved. And the Lord answered me: Write the vision, and make it plain on tablets, that he who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but it speaks of the end, and does not lie. If it delays, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay."
Your personal journaling might not only be about your life. It might also be used to help to give direction and assurance to others!
Journaling not only brings you confirmation and direction over time, but a record of our revelation may be used to strengthen and encourage others. That is why it is so important to record your revelatory encounters so that anyone who reads them (perhaps even years later) may gain faith and courage to run to the battle and declare, "Is there not a cause!"
There are many valid forms of journaling.