How Journaling Helped Me Grow Closer To God

Guest Post by Detola Amure

As a teenager growing up, I kept a diary (a form of journal) in which I would regularly capture the events of my day and the feelings that accompanied them. My journal was partially focused on me and partially focused on God (truth be told, it was more focused on me than God). It was a journal of my thoughts, my feelings, my crushes, what someone said that upset me, etc.

Then, for a number of years, I stopped keeping a diary all together. However, a few years later I picked up journaling occasionally when I needed an outlet to pour out what was on my mind. By 2014, keeping a journal had become an important part of my life as I enjoyed tremendous benefits from writing out my thoughts. My journal had also become more focused on what God was saying to me, my prayer requests, answered prayers, my confessions/declarations, intention for the day and what God was doing in my life.

When I see God’s hands in my life and in the lives of family members during easy times and turbulent times, I write it all down. I write the lessons; I write about the experience, I write about how God came through.

Indeed, I often find myself living amazed by what God does on a daily basis. I have come to know that HE cares for even the tiniest detail of my life and is an ever present help in times of trouble.

Journaling about life experiences reminds me to never take God for granted or forget who He is and what He has done for me. Journaling has improved my sense of gratitude, something God commands us to embrace.

I have grown in my faith emotionally and mentally, because I journal on a daily basis. In fact, I can say that journaling has deepened my relationship with the Father. I journal what God is telling me when I study the Bible. I journal what He is teaching me about love, money, marriage, faith, parenting, etc. My journal is like a beautiful romantic novel between the Lord and I.

My enduring commitment to journaling and the impact it has on my life led me to write an ebook for busy mothers called “Journaling for Personal Growth.”







In addition to sharing the benefits of journaling, I also feature nine Christian women, including our lovely blog host Kathy Bornarth, who discuss their journaling experiences and the benefits they have received.



The ebook is free for a limited time, so I encourage you to download your copy here on my website. Reading this ebook will give you a new perspective on journaling and motivation to start/continue this life changing habit.



Detola Amure (also known as Aloted) is married with two children. She is the founder of Super Working Mum, an organization dedicated to helping Christian Mums maximize their time, so they can manifest their God given dreams. She is the creator of the Living Amazed Journal and has written a book called Super Working Mum, which is an Amazon Best seller. You can connect with her on Facebook.



  1. I agree Detola. Journaling helps us process life instead of glossing over it. It is a therapeutic place to vent, as well as a place to grow. The older I get, the more I appreciate the collection of memories held there!

  2. I couldn’t agree more, journaling is an integral part of my quiet time and it helps memories my thoughts + emotions!

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