Reflective writing allows us to step back in the moment to consider truth, action, and circumstance. Circumstances are almost always intended to prune, stretch or grow us in a specific area of our life.
When we intentionally plan to spend time with God in his word and then to write reflecting on what we read, it allows us to internalize it and to more readily apply it in our day-to-day actions and interactions.
God’s word is meant to edify, encourage our faith, and prepare us for the work that he intends for us to do.
And I hope that these 15 reflective writing prompts do just that!!
15 Reflective Writing Prompts That Will Help Strengthen Your Faith
1.”God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him” – John Piper What does this quote mean to you? In what ways/areas can you work on contentment?
2. What does the scripture “ In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path” mean to you? Look like when making big life decisions? Sound like in your prayer time?
3. Who in your community has been an influential part of your life? In what ways do they strengthen you in Christ? Could you or would you be willing to do that for another?
4. What is one thing that you are grateful for today that came through earnest prayer?
5. In what ways can you glorify God through your interactions or encounters today?
Scripture is Important
6. What scripture is near and dear to your heart right now?
7. Read the book of Esther. What is one lesson you can take away from Esther?
8. What gospel song have you had on repeat lately? How does it encourage your faith? Who is it by?
9. What about God’s character makes you smile the most?
10. What type of season would you say you are currently in? What scripture is helping you through?
11. In this stage of life, in the current state of the world, what is your prayer for your children, spouse, family?
12. What is prayer to you and why is prayer so important?
13. Choose a Proverb. What is the lesson of the proverb? How can you start to live it out?
14. What gifts did God give you? How do you use them to lift him up?
15. Write about the last time you had to lean and completely depend on God. What did that look like, feel like?
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:28-31
Share in the comments your favorite prompt.