Scripture Writing Now

untitledScripture Writing became a habit for me a few years ago. It was then I discovered people who combined their creativity with intention to produce countless options of monthly guides for writing the Holy Scripture. I was interested and years later, I still love it.

It’s almost October. New things are beginning, routines being established, challenges occupy our minds. Do you need a new spiritual habit which promises to yield instant results? Scripture writing is for you!

Here’s 10 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 own handwriting gives a personal sense to it, 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 ponder your life.
  7. Order and focus are added to your quiet time as you write that day’s scripture.
  8. It doesn’t take long since only a few verses are written each day.
  9. Exposure to passages may draw you to memorize a small portion of God’s Word.
  10. God will reveal Himself to you.

Before you begin, find a notebook and pens just 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 into 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 aloud(your quiet voice is fine)
  • Diagram the passage – go here for a printable list here… Diagramming Scripture~
  • Ponder what God is saying and begin your prayer time

By the time those steps are taken, 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, or a prayer of thanks, confession, or a commitment to obedience.14918789_571951203016021_4591130726022028919_o

WARNING:

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 and praying to Him are the most important things a Christian can do. These are the essence of who we are as His people. These practices develop us into who we can be for His Kingdom use. Don’t give up.

BLESSING:

You will feel accomplished and a new freedom in your spirit as you put this practice in your life. Interacting with God’s Word is a positive. 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. Adrian Rogers

 

Help with Scripture Writing

IMG_1827A few months ago, I wrote a blog about Scripture Writing here. Since we use this spiritual discipline at Buried Treasures Home, I saw a need to make a list of what to look for in a scripture passage so that one can get the most out of God’s word. Below is a list I compiled of items to focus on when participating in Scripture Writing. You may come up with more on  your own. But for now, hopefully this is a list you can print and use as you interact with God’s Word through Scripture Writing.

Diagramming Scripture:

Names of God – Almighty God, Heavenly Father, the Lord etc.

Action words – go, stay, wait, pray etc.

A command for His children

 Characteristics about God or Jesus or the Holy Spirit

Characteristics about us in our rebellion

Characteristics about us after we are redeemed

Characteristics about God’s Word

Consequences of rebellion

Results and rewards of obedience

A promise to His children

The words IF, THEN, THEREFORE, ALWAYS, BUT

Things God will do and things we are to do

Phrases that begin with “so that” or “in order that”

Place your name where there are personal pronouns

 

For 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