If something comes into our view that we don’t like all we have
to do is close our eyes. There are times that people have even been sharing a particularly yucky story that I have closed my eyes in order to try and not “see” what they are saying. At other times, I can look at something and not even see it. A glance at the clock doesn’t register; I still have no idea what time it is. Ever been caught with your eyes open, yet somewhere else in your mind? We call that sleeping with your eyes open. Eyes are necessary to see, but just because we have eyes doesn’t mean we will see.
Sometimes when we see a deer across the lake, one of us will ask, “Do you see the deer?” Others will ask, “Where?” and the original viewer will try to direct them to the site. Although the second viewer has eyes they need a little help seeing what is there to be seen.
Journaling is a help like that. Journaling is a step that aids us
in thinking through what we have read in the Bible. As we write down what hit us in our reading, God helps us “see” what He is saying to us personally. Often this leads to our “seeing” how we can apply God’s Word to our day to day. This “seeing” what we’re reading and applying it to our lives is also referred to as meditating on God’s Word.
Psalm 1:2 “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His
law he meditates day and night.”
Before we went off to our personal times with the Lord we prayed: Today, Lord, as we read and then journal—open our eyes to see what You want to show us. Open the eyes of our heart to see how You want us to apply Your Word to our day to day.