Scripture Writing was a newly discovered discipline that I added to my journey with Jesus years ago. Amazement filled my heart when I discovered people who combined their creativity with intentionality to produce countless options of monthly guides for writing the holy scripture.
Every day is a new day, a new beginning. You can start new practices and routines any day. Do you need a new spiritual habit that promises to yield instant results? Scripture writing is for you!
Here are 8 reasons why you will love scripture writing:
1. Interacting and writing God’s Word is supernatural and transformative.
2. Writing God’s Word gives your brain time to capture the meaning.
3. Writing God’s word is inspiring and encouraging.
4. Reproducing the scripture in your handwriting makes them personal, helping you own the verses.
5. Focus is put on God at the beginning of the day, and you sense His presence.
6. Peace comes as writing slows you down to think and let His Word absorb in your mind.
7. Order and focus are added to your quiet time as you write that day’s scripture.
8. Anticipating the next set of scriptures each morning keeps you coming back for more.
Before you begin, you will want to find a notebook and pens designated for this spiritual practice. Find a scripture writing for the month here. Print it. Find a favorite spot in your home where you can practice this uninterrupted.
Now you are ready to begin:
- Set your alarm to add this to your schedule
- Get your coffee or tea or breakfast
- Go to your special place
- Locate the passage in the Bible
- Look at the passage for that day
- Read it silently
- Write it
- Read it aloud to yourself
- Diagram the passage (see blog above)
- Ponder what God is saying and begin your prayer time
By the time you take these steps, insight comes.
Before you leave to get busy with your day, take time to write a few thoughts or a prayer to God. You may have questions, a prayer of thanks, confession, or a commitment to obedience. Photo by Unsplash
- Capitalize the pronouns related to God or Jesus.
- Place your name in the verses where there are personal pronouns. Look for action words or commands, promises.
- Minimize phone usage. What’s the point of quiet time? This is your intentional time with God, the Lover of your Soul. Make your adjustments and make your time with Him a priority.
If you haven’t had a very intentional quiet time with Jesus, expect obstacles and opposition, but don’t allow those to discourage you. Hearing from the Lord through His Word, and praying to Him are the most important things a Christian does to grow and abide in Him. It is the essence of who we are as His people. It develops us into who we can be for His Kingdom’s use. Don’t give up.
You will feel accomplished and have new freedom in your spirit as you put this practice in your life. Interacting with God’s Word is a good practice. Even if He convicts you of sin, just confess it. Ask Him to help you be more like Him. Jim Elliot said, “Why do you need a voice when you have a verse.”
“the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
If you have a Bible that’s falling apart, you’ll have a life that’s not.
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