Keeping a diary

I want to encourage us to keep a diary. It is beneficial to remind ourselves of how God has been working in our lives and others’, as David Brainerd was also refreshed from reading his diary during his sickness. He wrote (the year was 1747):

Lord’s Day, September 6. I began to read some of my private writings, which my brother brought me; and was considerably refreshed with what I met with in them.

Monday, September 7. I proceeded further in reading my old private writings and found they had the same effect upon me as before. I could not but rejoice and bless God for what passed long ago, which without writing had been entirely lost.


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