How does writing help with spiritual growth?

I often bumble through my days. I’m pushed and pulled by various emotions, thoughts, and circumstances.

But if I take the time to journal about what is going on in my heart, I start to find clarity. I’m able to express what’s going on with God.

If my kids ask a question, I can stumble over my words. But if I think about what I believe and why and write it down, I can give them a better answer.

I love this graphic by Janis Ozolins:

(We should also discuss how drawing and sketching can help with spiritual growth.)

Janis shows us that when we write down our questions and answers, we gain clarity.

Clarity enables us to understand, remember, practice, and share the love of God.

If the only benefit of writing were clarity, it would be worth it.

How does writing help you develop as a Christian?