Are you looking for a meaningful way to connect with God through Scripture but are afraid that you don’t have time to add one more thing into your already busy day? I came across the practice of Scripture writing about a year ago and I have found it to be a great way to begin or end a day in God’s Word!
How does it work?
- Choose a Scripture plan. There are several options at the end of this post and even more on Pinterest. Some plans are focused on a specific theme like prayer or the names of Jesus and some are favorite verses from the Old and New Testament.
- Pick a journal or notebook to write your verses down in. Here are a few beautiful Bible journals from Amazon. The links below are affiliate links, meaning I will earn percentage of the cost for any product sold.
- Set aside 10-15 minutes in the morning or evening to write your verses for the day.
- Pray that you will grow closer to God as you focus on writing out your verses and thinking about how they apply to your life.
- Read the verse in several different versions and write your verses in the version that you feel most connected to. See below for more information on an awesome Bible app that you can use to have hundreds of different translations of the Bible available at your fingertips.
- Write the verse down slowly, thinking carefully about each word as you write it.
- Think about how the verses might apply to a current situation you are experiencing or how they might reveal a universal truth. Write down any thoughts in your journal.
YouVersion Bible App
When I am writing a verse, I like to use my YouVersion Bible App. You can download a free version in the Google Play store or the iPhone store. What I like about the YouVersion app is that you can switch between different versions of the Bible easily. Before I begin writing my verses for the day, I will usually read three or four different versions of the verses and choose the one that speaks most to me that day. I might use the NIV version one day because I have memorized the Bible verse in that particular version and feel most comfortable with it. Sometimes, I use the Amplified version because I like how this version expands on the meanings of different words used in the verse. I may even use The Message because the language is more modern and it helps me see the practical application of the verses in our world today.
Scripture Writing Plans:
Below is a round up of some of the best Scripture writing plans I have seen.
- This plan from Sweet Blessings has daily writings for the month of October that focus mainly on a mix of New Testament verses.
- This plan from The Felicity Bee is designed for kids ages 4-10
- This plan from Raising Soldiers 4 Christ has a plan to write through the Bible. October features the book of Romans.
- The October plan from Southern Plate has both English and Spanish versions available. The theme for October is kindness:
- This plan from iBelieve can be used for any month. It has 31 days of Scripture writings that focus on prayer.
I love that when using a Scripture writing plan I can focus on just a few verses at a time. Since writing something down takes longer than reading it, you have more time to digest the information. Scripture writing has been a fabulous tool to keep me centered on God’s Word each day. Let me know what some of your favorite Scripture writing plans are or what plans you would like to see!
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