A dear friend and bible study leader blesses me almost every month with a page that has a ‘Scripture Writing Plan’. When I first received one a few years ago, I was thrilled and took special care to get the “just right” journal for these scriptures.
I began writing and it was fun; to my surprise revealing. Writing scripture had me digesting God’s Word, each word. I didn’t write anymore than just the scripture in my ‘scripture journal’. I would write more in other journals. I have one for my personal bible study, group, thoughts from God and one for impressions from the Lord on the scriptures. Too many journals!
I am guessing I am not the only one who finds themselves getting organized for something , starts off with a dash and then lingers off. I was going to catch up with the scriptures……., but I didn’t. And I felt ok about that since I am in the Word anyway.
I now write them on a regular basis, but not as organized. I prefer just a simple book to the those beautiful $30 journals. The simple ones are the ones I write in. The expensive ones I feel obligated to save for special writings…. That is funny, since what else is more special than Scripture?
Back to scripture writing, if you have not done it, I recommend it, but don’t get over obsessed about the journal, just get one you will write in, and for me I like to make a table of contents in the beginning. Just start by leaving the first 4 pages blank, you will need them, favorite scripture or ‘ah ha’ moments.. Then number ever page in the upper corner, and then back to the front and write pages 1-?? and the title, example the theme for this month is’ Be Bold’, so that is what I write. It will take about 15 pages so I wait till I am done to sort the final number, but I make sure if I am going to write other scriptures on a different theme I will start on page 17 (the odd number is usually the page on the right).
Here are a few of my favorite scriptures for this month.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)
58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
For me the word ‘ in’ stands out.
Luke 11:9-10 ( NIV)
9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
This season I am “knocking”.
19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
This one is a meal for a week.
16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
And finally my prayer scripture for the month.
Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. Psalm 119:18
Have a Blessed month, engage in God’s word as He leads, and if you have not tried writing His Word, try it, you won’t be disappointed.