Sweet friends, want to join me in something new? Well, not really new…but new to this site!
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 3 years now and it, along with Bible Journaling, has completely changed the way I read and study the Bible. I love it so much, and hardly miss a day.
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.”
Writing out Scripture was a Biblical practice!
I am bringing my love for Scripture Writing to you, in the hopes that you will join me on this beautiful journey. The FROM THE HEART study will come out each month, Lord willing, and will be a topical study.
During the month of August, we will be reading and writing about WAITING on the Lord. This topic is something that I know I need to reminded of each day. I have been in a long season of waiting, my friends. Let us be reminded that our waiting restores strength. God is far greater than any strength we could ever conjure on our own. He is always at work in us and promises that our waiting will never be useless.
Psalm 27: 14 is a reminder of to us to WAIT for Him.
“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
Join me! If you have the FROM THE HEART PRAYER JOURNAL, that is a perfect place to copy down these Scriptures. If not, any journal or pretty notebook will do. Let’s do this together! Comment in the monthly thread on Facebook as we start a beautiful community around writing the Scriptures and hearing God speak to us and through us.
Diane@worthbeyondrubiesJuly 26, 2018 at 7:51 am
I have never done scripture writing before but I am definitely going to do the list for August!! Thank you for sharing this!!! I am excited to do this because its not as easy for me to memorize verses as it used to be so this will probably help!
terrynJuly 26, 2018 at 1:04 pm
You haven’t?! Yay, I’m so glad you’ll join then!
StephanieJuly 26, 2018 at 8:08 am
What a great idea! With 6 kids I’m always distracted. This will be a great way to slow down and really focus on God.
ColleenJuly 26, 2018 at 12:15 pm
Wow! This is such a coincidence; Sarah @ Freedom is Hers is also doing hand-copying of Scripture as a 30-Day Challenge in August!! I’m doing a year of 30-Day challenges along with her, and this one is scheduled for October for me. Amazing to see it from 2 different sources so close together!
terrynJuly 26, 2018 at 1:03 pm
Hi Colleen! I haven’t heard of her blog, but that sounds lovely! I can’t imagine they are the exact Scriptures, so I hope you are blessed by both versions! October is a great month to learn about waiting as well, isn’t it?
MaeganJuly 26, 2018 at 6:57 pm
Thank you for your beautiful download! I have only done a little scripture copying before, but my August is extra busy so I’d love something simple to add to my devotional time. I’ll be trying it next month!
Tiff|SpectrumSenseForMomsJuly 27, 2018 at 5:08 am
I definitely need to start this! And WAITING on the Lord is a tough one for me, so this was really perfect timing! Thank you for the push!!
BaileyJuly 27, 2018 at 4:43 pm
This is such a good idea! This is a great way to focus your heart on the Lord.
SydneyAugust 7, 2019 at 8:46 am
Love the graphic, definitely printing that out!
Patricia @ Grab a PlateAugust 8, 2019 at 1:11 am
I love to write and to take notes and write things down. I’m sure this is a great way to get inspired and to really understand things!
Jen EnochAugust 10, 2019 at 10:04 pm
I agree, some form of interaction has always helped me to study and remember the Word more effectively. I’ve been collecting different highlighters, pens, and stickers. I do a bit of doodling in my Bible, but nothing compared to the beautiful work you do…I’m working on it though?
JordynAugust 11, 2019 at 6:45 am
This is a great plan I will have to share with my husband who is looking for a plan!