In the great ocean of printed words and spoken discourses we have available to us, the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have left no uncertainty as to the value of keeping a journal. Henry B. Eyring, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, related a personal experience in this regard in the October 2007 General Conference. He said:
“I wrote down a few lines every day for years. I never missed a day no matter how tired I was or how early I would have to start the next day. Before I would write, I would ponder this question: “Have I seen the hand of God reaching out to touch us or our children or our family today?” As I kept at it, something began to happen. As I would cast my mind over the day, I would see evidence of what God had done for one of us that I had not recognized in the busy moments of the day. As that happened, and it happened often, I realized that trying to remember had allowed God to show me what He had done.”
– Henry B. Eyring, October 2007 General Conference, “O Remember, Remember”
Who would not benefit from such a practice? Who would not want to see Heavenly Father’s hand more clearly in their life? This is one of the numerous gems that have inspired the creation of the LDS Scripture Study project.