Starting a new year is always exciting! And this year, Scripture Writing is one of the additions to my Bible Study time. I call it my "quiet time".
It is the time that I have set aside to have uninterrupted time in the Bible. Time alone with the Lord to be still and know that He is God. Scripture Writing has become an exciting part of this time!
I will still be been using the Bible Reading plan from the Daily Life Planner. There are two versions so can choose to either read chronologically or straight through from Genesis to Revelation. I still enjoy this and will continue with it.
The nice thing about both methods is that even if you miss a day or two (or three) you can just pick up where you left off. If you have the time, by all means, catch up on what you missed. But, if not, just keep going with it!
You can even start in the middle of the month - just pick up with the verses of the day that correspond to the day of the month.
If you haven't heard of Scripture Writing yet, just like the name says, you write scripture verses each day. It is very easy - no complicated instructions here!
Scripture Writing Verses for January have to do with the theme of Perseverance. If you are like me, you have set goals for yourself for the New Year.
While my excitement to achieve my New Year's goals is very high in the beginning, it seems to decrease as time goes on. So, I thought verses that encourage us in the character quality of Perseverance would be helpful.
Lined Pages print a full page to use for writing your verses on.
Lined Pages for writing verses - half page. This prints two to a page so you can cut them in half and use in a smaller 3 ring binder notebook. You can see the small notebook I use here.
Scripture writing is just as the name suggests - you write scripture verses each day. You can use a notebook, a journal, or you can print the lined pages that go along with the Scripture Writing printable. There is also a question at the bottom about how to apply the verses to your life.
Write, meditate, pray through the verses. Then be sure to journal your thoughts, what you learn or what impressed you through the passage. You can spend as long or as short an amount of time as you have. The goal is to get in the Word!
As I said earlier, the verses for this month were selected to encourage us to persevere as the newness of New Year's goals wear off. Perseverance means not giving up, persistence in the midst of difficulties.
I don't know about you, but I need encouragement to" keep on keepin' on" sometimes!
How Long Does Scripture Writing Take?
Each day takes no longer than 10 minutes - but you can spend as long as you want on them.
As a busy woman/mom, I know it can be so difficult to find the time to get alone with God and His word.
Sometimes it seems that just as you sit down to study or read, you are needed, or there is an interruption or a phone call or...fill in the blank for your life.
Scripture writing is designed to get you into the scripture for a few minutes, giving you a chance to let a verse or two (or three) find their way into your heart so the Spirit of God can minister to you as you go throughout your day.
Remember, as Christians, we each have a special purpose. To fulfill that purpose, we need refreshment from God and we can get that by being in His word.
Since our youngest is now 9 yrs old, I have more time than I used to have. But, I remember feeling like I was the queen of rocket praying. You know, the quick prayers you shoot up as you do dishes or are changing diapers.
It is amazing how just a few minutes like rocket praying can make such a difference in attitude. The same is true for anytime spent is scripture!
When Should I do It?
It is completely up to you when you do your scripture writing.
For me, I find that early morning is the best time. Even before everyone else is awake. The house is quiet and I am not distracted. That also means, that I have to get to bed at a descent hour the night before - I'm working on this one and it is one of my New Year's Goals!
Benefits of Scripture Writing
1. It gets you in God's Word.
The obvious benefit of scripture writing is that you are in God's Word.
Do you have a regular quiet time but sometimes just feel as though you are just going through the motions to check it off? I know I do!
With scripture writing, the time commitment is very small - that makes it manageable. If we are honest, who doesn't have 10 minutes that could be used writing scripture?
But, don't be fooled. Even 10 minutes in the Bible can equip you mightily as you go about your daily routine. And, if you have longer, then by all means keep at it.
It is amazing to me how one verse triggers another and another!
2. Greater engagement.
By actually writing the passage of the day you are using more of your senses which engages your mind (and hopefully your heart) to a greater extent.
The mechanics of writing has helped keep me focused. This means that I don't finish reading, get up and wonder what I just read.
Do you ever do that?
3. Helps with Memorization
I don't know about you, but to memorize verses, I write them over and over. That is why I love scripture writing because it helps me memorize verses and I can say them to myself throughout the day.
4. Letter Practicing
If you are into lettering, this is a great way to practice! Even children can use scripture as handwriting practice and older ones can learn something different too with new lettering methods.
Join Me this Month!
Let's do this together!
Grab a cup of coffee, snuggle up with your pen and paper - either a notebook or the lined paper included in the printable and let's get started.
Be sure to leave a comment and let me know your thoughts and experiences with scripture writing. I would love to pray for you throughout the month!
Get a Full Year of Scripture Writing
Each set contains 43 pages with different verses for each month's theme. As a bonus, with each set, you also receive a Prayer List and two different Bible reading plans.
These printables are intended for personal use only and not for resale. Please do not alter or sell them without my personal written consent.