Join us in a Scripture writing plan for the month of November and copy down God’s Word. One of my favorite ways to read and study God’s Word has been to hand copy Scripture. I have been copying Scripture for about three years now and it, along with Bible Journaling, has completely changed the way I read and study the Bible. My daughters have started their own Scripture writing as part of their morning routine, which has been a blessing to watch.
Writing down Scripture makes the words come to life in a powerful way. As a busy mom, I know I can be distracted by a million things when I read. It takes more concentration to write something down, right? Writing down God’s Word helps you engage another sense, so you are able to remember what you read more easily, and meditate on it throughout the day.
In Deuteronomy 17, verses 18-20, Moses speaks:
“Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book, from the one before the priests, the Levites. 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 and be careful to observe all the words of this law and these statutes, that his heart may not be lifted above his brethren, that he may not turn aside from the commandment to the right hand or to the left, and that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children in the midst of Israel.”
During the month of November, we will be reading and writing about GRATITUDE. I love this season, and I love everything about Thanksgiving. I am blessed to still have my grandparents with us and to be able to visit them and celebrate Thanksgiving with them. Since they are in their mid nineties, I know our time together is short and I am grateful for each moment I spend with them. As we start this new month and move into the holiday season, let’s move towards daily gratitude for the Lord! With thanksgiving, praise, wonder, and gratitude, let’s worship the One that has done so much for us! Although this should be daily throughout our lives, let’s be specifically intentional about it this month!
“In contrast to those in this world who are never content with God’s provision, the true Christian is thankful for everything, even the smallest joys. ”