Throw Away Old Junk with Spiritual Journaling
12/5/2011 1:04 PM
Believe what is true regardless of what seems to be. Don’t let that old tape, with all those old lies, play over and over again in your head. Replace that thing! I know how fear, negative words, wounds, broken heartedness, sickness and disease can get that tape rolling inside me and you. That doesn’t mean we have to put up with that OLD JUNK!
I’m gonna pull that Old Junk out of my head. I’m not going to give it a chance to play its old song of doubt, fear and sadness. Instead, I’m going to believe something new, write a new song and let that new tape play. Old tape out, new tape in!
Sounds easy, doesn’t it? One problem: I can’t do it. I don’t stand a chance against that Old Junk. It has been around for a long time and has become awfully powerful. Spiritual journaling is one of the tools I use to clean up my Old Junk. My spiritual journal is a place where I can reflect on my thinking, my choices and my experiences. I can take the time to listen to that tape playing in my head and see if it’s playing the right song. If I need a new tape of new ideas, attitudes and beliefs, I can use my journal to write down my new song. I can put it all down in words, and my new song can start to work its way into my head. Old tape out, new tape in!
A spiritual journal is a great tool, but I still need someone to help me pull out all that Old Junk. Who is able and willing to help me pull out the old and put in the new? Who is Master of my Old Junk? Even with the Old Junk still in me, I smile because I have The Answer. He makes it easy, He’s my God and He’s not going to let that old tape keep on playing. He won’t let your old tape keep on playing either. We just need to ask God to help us fix our thinking and expect to start believing something new.
Grab a spiritual journal and invite God to speak to you. Examine your thoughts and explore the new ideas you and God discover. Write down the new plan: all the new thoughts, attitudes and ideas for your mind. Share what you discover inside your journal and share it here at Journey on Canvas Blog. Together we can change our minds and help others change their minds too.