Journaling does at least two things that help here. First, it helps us capture what God is doing in our lives. Second, it gives us a place to go to remember, meditate, and muse on that history. It is not easy. It goes against the grain the frenetic pace of our culture. It requires quiet, which is hard to come by. It is worth the effort. It assists us to do that which is demanded if we are to know God more fully.