067: Scripture Writing Basics and Benefits
In today’s episode, I visit with Valerie Rumfelt about the importance of Scripture Writing. Valerie and I also talk about how to get started with Scripture Writing and how it can give you peace.
Below is a post Valerie recently shared on her own blog. You will find great information and resources to help you get started with writing scripture daily.
Scripture Writing became a habit for me a few years ago. It was then I discovered people who combined their creativity with the intention to produce countless options of monthly guides for writing the Holy Scriptures. 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 that promises to yield instant results? Scripture writing is for you!
Here are 10 reasons you will love scripture writing:
- Interacting and writing God’s Word is supernatural and transformative.
- Writing God’s Word gives your brain time to capture the meaning.
- Writing God’s Word is inspiring and encouraging.
- Reproducing the scripture in your own handwriting gives a personal sense to it, helping you own the verses.
- Focus is put on God at the beginning of the day and you sense His presence.
- Peace comes as writing slows you down to think and ponder your life.
- Order and focus are added to your quiet time as you write that day’s scripture.
- It doesn’t take long since only a few verses are written each day.
- Exposure to passages may draw you to memorize a small portion of God’s Word.
- God will reveal Himself to you.
Before you begin, find a notebook and pens just for this spiritual practice. Find a scripture writing plan 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 aloud (your quiet voice is fine)
- Diagram the passage-click here for a printable to help you with this
- 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 or thanks, confession, or a commitment to obedience.
If you haven’t had a very intentional quiet time with Jesus, expect obstacles and opposition, but don’t allow those things 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.
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
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