10 Question and Answer about Spiritual Journal
  • Question and Answer
    about Spiritual Journal
1. What is the spiritual journal?
Is the spiritual training to build a graceful relationship with Jesus Christ, by recording as a daily journal how much you have beheld Jesus being with you from waking up in the morning until sleeping at night.
2. Why the spiritual journal?

Is to experience real religious life, not legal piety.

Truth of salvation means not only the forgiveness of sins, but also the indwelling of the holy spirit. But many christians know this as a kind of christian doctrines, and does not enjoy the truth of salvation as actual life. Spiritual journal will help you to share your actual life with the Lord anywhere at any time.

Real change in life can be started from becoming close with Jesus everyday.

By the faith, we can get not only forgiveness of sins and become God’s children, but also we can experience the real change of life. But many christians are not sure of changes. Most of the time, the difficulty lies in the real intimate relation with Jesus. Real change in the life can be started from the real intimacy with Jesus everyday.

Spiritual journal is the most excellent tool to train this intimacy with Jesus.

Intimacy with Jesus cannot be built up by making yourself a simple promise in a day. Intimacy with Jesus can be grown up by steady and sustained walking with Jesus. Spiritual journal is the most excellent tool to make your daily life think and behold Jesus for 24 hours, eventually build up deep intimacy with Jesus.
3. Record the moment when you thought(or did not think) Jesus everyday.

Record the status of your mind and change of life when you thought(or did not think) Jesus.

Record the special affair remained in your memory during a day, and record how Jesus worked at that instant.

Record the special affair remained in your memory during a day, and record how Jesus worked at that instant.

Record what happened when you obeyed to the Word(or did not obey), or record the result of meditation.

You can record contents mentioned above by a form of prayer. At the time of writing a journal by a form of prayer, you can have graceful opportunity walking with Jesus closely.

4. What is the benefit of spiritual journal?

We can get following beneficial effects from spiritual journal. These can be absolutely started from intimate walking with Jesus.

  1. ⓐ Private sins can be disappeared.
  2. ⓑ Intemperate life can be disappeared, even when you are left alone.
  3. ⓒ Lie can be disappeared.
  4. ⓓ Anger, impatiency, violence and excessive joke can be disappeared.
  5. ⓔ Fear and concern can be disappeared.
  6. ⓕ Arrogance can be disappeared.
  7. ⓖ Spot(real time) prayer can be done.
  8. ⓗ Deep meditation on the Word can be done.
  9. ⓘ Joy and gratitude happen, regardless of the situation.
  10. ⓙ Acceptance of the death of the self can be done.
5. Should I join the small group?

Many christians are ashamed of exposing their livings by sharing journals. But our livings are already exposed to the indwelling holy spirit and to a great cloud of witnesses(Hebrew 12:1). So, we need not to try to conceal our livings. We should share our exposed livings within the Lord in the small group.

As we make clean everything at home when we meet guests, we can clean up our habitual and private sins through the process of opening mind among members in the small group.

small group can give you following beneficial effects.

  1. ⓐ You can continue your writing without a break through encouragements among members in small group.
  2. ⓑ You can achieve your spiritual growth with the cooperation of small group members.
  3. ⓒ You can make your level of journal more graceful by sharing them.
6. What is the principle of opening the small group?

We recommend 4~7 members in one small group.

There is no official restriction on number of members for one small group, but 4~7 members for one small group are recommended for efficient sharing.

We recommend to open small group of the same sex.

small group of the same sex is preferable to prevent unnecessary misunderstanding and temptation of Satan that can be occurred by intersexual sharing of journal.

We hope to open small group as a safe and healthy community.

Form a small group with members who do not blame and judge one’s weakness opened, but who can accept it as is. So you can continue frank and deep sharing. Every efforts by all members for a safe and healthy community are necessary.

The purpose of sharing journal is to behold Jesus.

Sharing activity itself is not the purpose. small group will make you to take care of other members to behold Jesus for 24 hours everyday and to write journal continuously without a break.
7. First of all, pray and ask to the God for the small group as a community of virtue and try to reveal you to the light of Jesus Christ.

First of all, pray and ask to the God for the small group as a community of virtue and try to reveal you to the light of Jesus Christ.

You do not need to record your shameful thinking and behaviors in detail unconditionally. Even though you do not describe in detail, you can confess shortly, such as "Certain matter made my mind difficult", "I made mistake", "Broken by habitual sins". At this confessing time, you can have a sound experience to behold Jesus. There is an evident difference between finishing a day with confessing the experience of failure and finishing a day leaving it as is.
8. What is the difference between personal journal and spiritual journal?
Personal journal is focused on the individual life, but spiritual journal is focused on the Jesus Christ indwelling and walking with me. There are clear differences. Spiritual journal is a decisive record of 24 hours everyday beholding Jesus Christ.
9. What is the difference between meditation and spiritual journal?

Spiritual journal shall go along with meditation of the Word.

You could not experience a graceful guidance by the Jesus, if you do not behold Jesus through the Word and meditation. The Lord is the Word. So, beholding Jesus without meditation of the Word can be easily exposed to confusion and temptation. To behold Jesus for 24 hours everyday, you shall meditate on the Word, having a same mind as you are hearing the Word from Jesus directly. Also, you shall live with a decision to obey the Lord’s will that you got from a meditation on the Word, for 24 hours everyday. Certainly you can experience graceful walking with Jesus!

Reading, reciting and meditating bible are very important to behold Jesus for 24 hours everyday. Meditation is to be guided by Jesus through daily Word.

Spiritual journal is to be guided by Jesus all through the daily life with more extensive walking with Jesus, including meditation.
10. What is the secret key to write journal continuously without a break?

The most powerful force to help continuous writing is continuous encouragement by "Comment" and "Amen" of members. Spiritual journal can bear abundant fruits with open-minded, blessing and encouraging "Comment" and "Amen" from members of small group.

Please keep following principles for "Comments"

  1. ⓐ Pray shortly to beg favor of the God for comments. You can encourage, help and make online visit through graceful comments.
  2. ⓑ Encourage and bless with comments, and refrain from teach and point out..
  3. ⓒ Write comments fairly to all members of small group, if possible.
  4. ⓓ With comments, continue an intercessory prayer for members without a rest.