This week's prophetic thoughts--regarding prayer journals, the Lord spoke this from His Word to my spirit last week:
"Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry." ~ (Habbakuk 2:2-3)
I thought this was strange, because I had already been journaling for years. But He explained to me that this was a word to be shared with everyone who has ears to hear (Mark 4:23).
The Lord said: "This word concerns a keeping a special kind of journal, one that is specifically devoted to My children's prayer lives.
He said, "In this journal, I don't just want them to write down their prayer goals. I want them to envision things that I show them. They can learn from Me that My vision for them will come, if they allow it flow into their spirits.
"Over time, I want them to see that they have to be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10). I always have words for them. They won't be able to hear My words if they keep acting like 'busy bees', always in a hurry running to and fro.
"I want My children to slow down and be quiet. If they will become still, they will be able to clearly hear My voice. They will see Me with their hearts. They will feel My emotions with their spirits.
"They will come to understand that My message to them is spiritually discerned. It doesn't come from filling themselves with more head knowledge. It comes from spirit and heart revelation.
"I want My children to come to Me, and hear what I have to say to them."
So in light of this word, here are some directives you can apply this week:
1) If you don't own one already, get a simple journal or notepad and devote it to all things regarding your prayer life with God.
2) Spend time listening to God's Word, the ancient scriptures (2 Tim. 3:16) You can choose specific verses that are meaningful to you. Think about them and keep them in your heart throughout the day.
3) Consider what the Lord would like to say to you. Fix your eyes on Jesus, as it says in the Word (Heb. 12:2) Allow the God to place things in your heart to journal and write them down daily. Enjoy the process!