This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: “Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.”
Has God spoken to you?
If you’ve heard from God, have you written down what he said? I think keeping a prayer journal is a good plan. Many people write down some of their prayers so they can keep a record of the direction in which God has been leading them.
If you decide to keep a prayer journal, keep a record of what you say to God and what he says to you. I think you’ll be amazed when you look back at what you’ve written after using the journal for a few months. You might find that God has been directing you to pray for a particular person or a particular ministry, maybe people you’d like to help out. Once you see how God is leading you, you can ask God for more understanding and wisdom when dealing with that person or ministry.
We’re not always going to get the answers we want. Our prayer journals might be an avenue to work through the frustration of our flesh not getting what it wants. Our human ideas of what should happen are often frustrated. God sometimes asks us to hold his hand and walk humbly with him. We have to learn to walk by faith.
At the moment we understand God isn’t giving us the answers we want, we can go back to the prayer journal and re-read the words God has spoken to us. That might re-direct our focus and turn us back to where God has been leading.