Last summer, I started a new routine with my kids in an effort to prepare them for the routine of homeschooling in the fall. One piece of that routine was writing a Bible verse every day. The kids really enjoyed it and it also accomplished the purpose of getting God’s Word into their hearts and minds.
The idea of writing the Word seems to be a popular Bible study technique that I have seen more and more evidence of online as of late. There are even journals available specifically for the purpose of writing the Word.
I have been a journal writer for many years. Specifically, I have written what I consider to be a prayer journal. In these journals, I have always spent some of that time writing God’s Word whether it be just a few verses or an entire passage.
This practice has taught me just how powerful writing the word of God can be, but you might not understand why I would encourage you to write out the Word of God.
Why Write the Word?
The answer is simple and though it is simple that doesn’t make it any less true.[clickToTweet tweet=”Writing the Word helps to imprint the words of God into your heart, your mind, and your life.” quote=”Writing the Word helps to imprint the words of God into your heart, your mind, and your life.”]
In addition, writing the Word, helps you to spend time in God’s Word. Many times we don’t know what to read or what to do when it comes to studying God’s Word. Writing the Word gives us a very specific task and helps us to stay on track.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the GOD OF PEACE will be with you.”
This verse of Scripture so appropriately emphasizes the importance of spending time in God’s Word, meditating on it and writing it will certainly help you to do so.
Many times I have read devotions that encourage you to speak the Word of God over your life. What better way to learn God’s Word and have it in your arsenal and memory bank to bring forth to mind at a later date when you need it most.
After all, God’s Word is Powerful!
“For 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.”
If you are interested in Bible Journaling classes with an emphasis on Overcoming Anxiety and Fear through Faith sign up here: https://friendswithjesus.org.
There are both local classes available in my area (Carrollton, MS ) beginning August 22 and online classes will be beginning September 14, 2017.