What Scripture Writing Is and How to Get Started

As I’ve scrolled Pinterest, I’ve noticed Scripture writing seems to be a popular way to allow God’s Word to marinate in our hearts.

There’s good reason for this: it forces us to slow down, think about what we are reading, and it combines motor with mind/memory which can be very powerful for learning and retention. All this increases our understanding of God’s Word and allows Him the space to speak into our lives… and this is just a portion of the benefits of writing Scripture!


P.S. Below we’ve included a Scripture Writing Plan for when you need to feel God’s love! Scroll down to grab your printable!


Did you know that one of the commands God gave the future kings of Israel was to write Scripture? Wow! Find out why He did below:

Deuteronomy 17:18-20 says,

“When he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself a copy of this law on a scroll in the presence of the levitical priests.  And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord His God, by carefully observing all the words of this law and these statues, that his heart may not be lifted up above his countrymen and that he may not turn aside from the commandment to the right or to the left; in order that he and his sons may continue long in his kingdom in the midst of Israel.”

Last year on the blog, I provided monthly Scripture writing plans as a way to help this community get into God’s Word and it’s safe to say we all fell in love with daily Scripture writing!

Today, I’d like to share some basics on Scripture writing as well as a 30-day Scripture writing plan for when you need to feel God’s love.

What Scripture Writing Is  

People ask me what Scripture writing is. If you

 

 

Your Scripture writing need not be anything complicated, and it can be as simple as purchasing a journal and making the commitment to write a portion of Scripture each and every day. Having a Scripture writing journal dedicated just for this is so helpful! 

Alternatively, all our Praying the Promises of God prayer journals are designed to give you a daily Scripture writing plan with plenty of space to write and journal your prayers. Check them out in our store here.

For people who are more creative, you can experiment with color coding using different colored pens to make your writing more artistic, and some creatives like to employ the use of glitter pens and other fun writing implements.

If you want to be a little bit in-depth with your Scripture writing plan, you can answer a few questions after the verse you have written. Here are a few examples:

  • What do I think this Scripture means?
  • How does this verse apply to my life?
  • How does this Scripture enhance my view of God?

Your Scripture writing routine does not need to be elaborate and can be as quick and easy as you would like it to be. It can take just a few moments of your day to sit and write out a verse, or you can try Bible journaling and draw ornate decorations around your verse if you have more time and the desire to do so.

You can choose to write verses around a theme as you search for verses related to a specific word or concept. Or you can write through a book of the bible. There are many ways to get started! 

Benefits of Scripture Writing:

What is a Scripture writing plan? Read this post on Scripture writing and grab the Scripture writing challenge.

 

Scripture Writing Increases Your Intake of God’s Powerful Word

Proverbs 30:5 says, ‘Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him’.

II Timothy 3:16-17 says, ‘All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works’.

{The word perfect used here does not refer to sinless perfection but that we would lack nothing and would be equipped for every good work.}

Psalm 12:6 says, ‘And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times’.

If God’s Word is that powerful, any way we can increase our interaction with it is a good thing!

Writing Scripture Will Light Your Pathway

The Scripture says in Psalm 119:15: ‘Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path’. When you practice writing the Scriptures, you will gain insight into spiritual principles, as you walk along the pathway God would have for you.

It can be difficult to discern what course of action you should take when you are not in the word of God, and Scripture writing can help solidify God’s principles in your mind when making the various decisions that come your way.  

Psalm 119:130 says: ‘The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple’. If we were honest, we would admit that we often don’t understand what is in front of us much of the time, but we needn’t worry, as we can glean wisdom and insight by reading God’s Word.

Philippians 2:16a says: ‘Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life’. 

If you

Scripture Writing Will Help Set You Free

Many of us come into this world with baggage in the form of lies we believe, and it can wreak havoc in our day-to-day existences. Lies have a way of ensnaring us, as they weave tightly around our lives, choking out any sense of security or stability we might otherwise have.

John 3:17 says, ‘For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him’. The truth is that, as His daughters, many of us feel condemned by God for one reason or another.

God’s Word contains the truth that we can internalize and use to break old habits and sinful patterns. John 8:32 says, ‘Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’. Matthew 11:28 says, ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest’. We can find rest for our souls by understanding the word of God, and Scripture writing is a unique tool to help us do that.

We Can Find Encouragement through Writing Scripture

Romans 15:4 says, ‘For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope’. If you read Hebrews chapter 11, you will find what many refer to as the Bible’s hall of fame.

We read of the great faith of Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, the Israelites who crossed through the Red Sea on dry land, Rahab, Sarah, and others. The passage speaks of the mighty things people were able to do by believing in God’s promises, and it helps to spur us on to attain great faithfulness, too.

After this roster of impressively faithful men and women, Hebrews chapter 12 and verse 1 says this: ‘Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us’.

Romans 10:17 says: ‘Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ’.

It really is simple. The more we hear the word of God, the more we are spurred on to developing great faith of our own, and Scripture writing can help us in this endeavor. 

 

How to Get Started with Scripture Writing

Are you ready to try a Scripture writing challenge for yourself? Why not grab this Scripture writing journal and use the 30-day Scripture writing plan below? It centers around the theme of God’s love for us and is a great place to get started… but you can create monthly plans for yourself that will enable you to dig down deep into any topic you choose!

Do you do Scripture writing? Use our Scripture writing plan to focus on God

 

30-Day Scripture Writing Plan For When You Need to Feel God’s Love:

Day 1: Psalm 63:3

Day 2: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Day 3: Isaiah 54:10

Day 4: Proverbs 3:12

Day 5: Psalm 146:8

Day 6: Psalm 145:20

Day 7: Proverbs 8:21 

Day 8: Psalm 86:15

Day 9: Deuteronomy 7:9

Day 10: Psalm 119:64

Day 11: Galatians 2:20

Day 12: Song of Songs 2:4

Day 13: Isaiah 38:17

Day 14: Isaiah 43:4

Day 15: John 3:16

Day 16: 1 John 4:9-11

Day 17: 1 John 3:1

Day 18: Ephesians 5:2

Day 19: Isaiah 63:9

Day 20: Jeremiah 2:2

Day 21: Jeremiah 31:3

Day 22: Ezekiel 16:8

Day 23: Daniel 9:4

Day 24: Hosea 14:4

Day 25: Psalm 36:5-6

Day 26: Psalm 107:8-9

Day 27: Nehemiah 9:17

Day 28: Zephaniah 3:17

Day 29: 1 Chronicles 16:34

Day 30: 1 John 4:18-19 

Download the 30 day Scripture writing plan here

 

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2 Comments

  1. This is so rich! Thank you for sharing your insights. I am going to start scripture writing today! God bless you for your ministry!

  2. I love the Scripture Writing Plans. I enjoy the topical studies. This is a flexible plan that keeps me in the Word. I can do a few minutes on crazy busy days or lengthy studies on calmer days. I especially enjoy ones with more than one verse although I have recommended this to friends that are new in the Lord and the one verse does not overwhelm them.
    Thank you for all your materials. May the Lord bless you and your ministry.

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