A few weeks ago I was talking to someone who began to take notes in church. He wasn’t a parishioner, and had learned the technique from another source. He told me he was surprised that, after just a few weeks of practice, his wife told him she could see a difference in him, and she liked it.
Would you be willing to take a chance on that happening in your life? This Lent we’re suggesting this as a Lenten discipline for everyone: take a notebook to church and be prepared and expectant that God will have something to say to you. When you hear it, write it down, and then during the week go back to what you wrote.
What you write doesn’t have to be long, or profound. It could be a phrase, or even a single word. You simply have to expect God to have a Word for you, and to listen for it. The key to making this work is this simple process:
It’s as simple as that.
Here are a few examples, so you can get a sense of just how simple, direct, and potentially important this technique can be. These are actual quotes from a parishioner’s notebook:
Lent is a time to focus our spiritual lives. Give this simple tool a try if you haven’t already. Until next week, peace.