It has been well over 20 years that I became a Christian and accepted the Lord into my heart. One of the activities that I started doing very early on was writing out scriptures in my journal. It helped me to focus on what I was reading as well as it helped me to understand the Bible and how it applies to my life. I want to share with you this fabulous tool that you can implement in your life. Through this practice I believe that it will enrich your walk with God.
What Is Scripture Writing?
Scripture writing is a tool that can be used to help you grow in your relationship with God. Unlike just reading the Bible, writing out scripture engages all of the senses. The more senses that are utilized – the greater chance that it will stay in your memory.
Scripture writing does not have to be complicated. We have enough complicated circumstances that occur in our lives — this doesn’t have to be one of them. This practice doesn’t have to be time-consuming. It requires no more than 10-15 minutes a day. Scripture writing can be done at anytime of the day. I know a lot of people like to start their days with this quiet time and some like to end their days with it. Do what works for you and your life. The important action is to find a time to do it.
James 4:8 ~ come near to God and He will come near to you
Writing out Scriptures helps to encourage you to spend time in the Word of God. The more time that you spend in the Word the more opportunity you give yourself to grow in your relationship with God.
Scripture writing gets you into the Word and reading it. In addition it helps you to stay more focused on it. Have you ever read something and immediately you forgot what you read because your mind wandered? When we take the extra step in writing it down, it helps keep our minds from wandering.
Tool for Memorizing Scripture
When you write out the scripture it combines motor/ with mind and memory. This will help you to be more likely to recall it at a later time.
Writing out Scripture helps combat the quick and surface reading that can occur. It helps you to meet God in His Word as it slows down the reading process and encourages you to be reflective. It helps you to absorb the Word and interpret it and gain greater understanding.
Scripture writing is a tool that anyone can use in their lives. Whether you are just starting to read the Bible or have read it for years. It is also a great way to help your children (or any other little people in your life) grow in their relationship with God.
Once again it can be simple.
~ A Bible — You can use any translation that you like. I prefer using the amplified translation as it expands what different words mean. This helps me to better understand the Word. It can be a hard copy or there are many great apps and websites that you can use. One of my favorites is biblegateway.com. I can look up the scripture in the different translations with a click of a button.
~ A notebook or a journal. I combine my scripture writing journal and my gratitude journal into one. After I complete my Scripture writing, I will add 5 things that I am grateful for that day.
~ A pen. It can be an ordinary black or blue pen or if you are the creative type, treat yourself to some fun colored pens. I love colored pens. You can even incorporate stickers on your pages if you like.
Questions To Keep in Mind
As you are writing out the scripture, I want to encourage you to keep the following questions in mind. You don’t have to answer them on paper, however if you have a bit of time, I encourage you to do that extra step.
What is the Word saying?
What does it mean to me personally?
What can I do about what it says and what it means? How can I take action on it personally?
How does it enhance my view of God?
I want to encourage you to end your time with a short prayer. You can pray your own prayer or pray the following:
Father God, I want to thank You for the gift of Your Word. It truly is a treasure that I am wanting to explore. I pray that You will continue to reveal Yourself to me and gift to me nuggets of truth. May Your Word draw me even closer to You and change my life from the inside out. I ask for knowledge and the wisdom to use that knowledge in my life. Thank you for meeting me in Your Word. I am looking forward to our times together and deepening my relationship with You. ~~~
In Jesus’name ~~ amen
If you engage in Scripture writing, I would love to hear how you have benefited from it. If you never have done this practice — is it something that you are interested in trying out? Leave me a comment. I love hearing from you and praying for you too.
Scripture Writing Plan Monthly Challenge
Here you will find a link to the challenge.
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