Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Keep a Journal

Today I will be brief. But I was thinking about how important journal (diary) keeping is. This is going
to be a short blog post-- I'm in a hurry to finish my college assignments.

But I just through my scripture journal that I keep in order to remember thougths and impressions I have as I read. Here are just a few of many scriptures that I have noted the importance of, as it pertains to keeping a journal!

I will copy and paste the scriptures below, and my notes (as a bonus for you, I'll keep the exact date I took that note.Haha... because I'm sure it's fascinating to you all!;) 

===These aren't even remotely all of my notes on the value of keeping a journal, but perhaps some of you will find in interesting and feel motivated to begin! :)

1 Nephi 1:

"I make a record (journal) 
of my proceedings in my days

My thoughts:

Why did he keep a journal? To let his posterity &US (You and I) know the blessings of God in his life. His words are written to help us increase in our testimony. (3 October 2017)

Why do you keep a journal? 
Why don't you keep a journal?
(Please comment below.)

Mosiah 1:5
"were it not for these things, 
which have been kept 
and preserved by the hand of God
that we might read and understand 
of his mysteries, 
and have his commandments 
always before our eyes
that even our fathers 
would have dwindled in unbelief, 
and we should have been like"

My thoughts:

This is yet another reminder to me of the power of the word. See Alma 31:5. It also teaches me just how influential words that I feel to write with help of the Spirit can be. I'm thankful for my gift of writing, and how I can help strengthen the children of God through words I feel inspired to write.

2 Nephi 33:13

"I speak unto you 
as the voice of one crying from the dust
Farewell until that great day shall come."

My thoughts:

I always find such reflections interesting because he knows that his scripture keeping (a.k.a. journaling) was going to be read by those of us at a later time. As I journal I try to keep that in mind, and I try to decide what will be if most worth, though I'm sure I'm not always successful!
24 May 2017


Mosiah 1:4

"it were not possible that our father, Lehi, 
could have remembered all these things, 
to have taught them to his children, 
except it were for the help of these plates;"

My thoughts:

Writing things down is how we REMEMBER! (3 Oct 2017)


Mosiah 2:8

"And it came to pass that he began to speak to his people 
from the tower; and they could not all hear his words 
because of the greatness of the multitude; 
therefore he caused that the words
which he spake should be written 
and sent forth among those that were not under the sound of his voice, 
that they might also receive his words."
My daughter, K, thought a smiley face
on my bathroom mirror would be fun!

My thoughts: 

The words of that scripture becomes symbolic to me in understanding the power of sharing the written word-- which has the capacity to reach beyond the people of our voice, and instead reacher a larger audience. The written word has great power to bless the hearer as well as the potential to reach a very large audience. Through simple journaling, we can reach people with the feelings of our heart and mind. How important to keep a journal and to use thoughtfulness, kindness, and care in how we speak and write, especially in this world of mass media transmission. Through electronics our "voices will carry"!
5 July 2016

Happy Journaling!

P.S. Sorry, I haven't linked the scriptures in my hast. Here's the scriptures link, so you can search all the Bible and LDS scriptures in one place. It's a great resource!  to  https://www.lds.org/scriptures?lang=eng 

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