Having a scripture writing plan helps you to strengthen yourself in the Word. Knowing the Word is an essential weapon in our arsenal against the enemy. In addition, a key to personal transformation is knowing the word.
What is scripture writing?
Scripture writing is not the writing of scripture as if The Holy Bible Volume 2 is being written at the moment. No, scripture writing is more the rewriting and thus memorizing of scripture. In Proverbs 3, Solomon instructs his son to use the writing down of teachings and values as a way of not forgetting them.
1My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,
2for they will prolong your life many years
and bring you peace and prosperity.
3Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
What is a Scripture writing plan?
A Scripture writing plan is where you take a book of the Bible or a theme in the Bible such as salvation or the Kingdom of Heaven and you collect all the scriptures you can for that theme, or you use the selected book. Then from there you plan out which scriptures or verses will be written down on which day. You block that time out in your journal as part of your quiet time with God.
You could have a daily, weekly or a monthly scripture writing plan, or whichever suits the collection of scriptures or selected book.
The 4 P’s of a Scripture Writing plan
- Plan Which Scriptures/Book To Study
- Purposely Write Out the Scripture
- Ponder the Scripture While Writing them out
- Pray out the scriptures (in your mind or write out your prayers)
Daily scripture writing plan
A daily scripture writing plan is more useful for scriptures that seemingly do not fall into a theme, but you feel it speaks to you on some level. A brilliant way to start off, as a beginner, is to block out your time. 15 minutes should be enough, and then you use a Bible app that has the ability to send daily scriptures. So the scripture your app sends you is the one which you will write out.
Another way, if you are reading the Bible is from your daily reading, write out the scriptures which speak to your heart or encourage you. Besides writing the scriptures out, you can pray over them. Some people use the ACTS or SOAP method of writing out scripture.
Monthly Scripture writing plan
Then there is a monthly scripture writing plan which works very well with a strong theme in the Bible or even to work through a book in the Bible. This plan works very well for those who want to strengthen themselves in certain areas. For instance, if someone struggles with abandonment and rejection, they could compile a list of scriptures where God promises to “never leave nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6) and in writing these scriptures down over a month’s time this person might find that they do not struggle with those same issues. Many times, this is how transformation comes from having a scripture writing plan and being consistent.
What is the purpose of a Scripture Writing Plan?
It is quite simple, the purpose of a Scripture writing plan is to strengthen yourself in the Lord by meditating on his Word. Meditating here is not the eastern sense of meditation, which is essentially the emptying of the mind, but rather a filling up of the mind with the good things of God. What better way to start than by writing down Scriptures? After all, “all scripture is God breathed.” (2 Timothy 3:16)
Having a Scripture writing plan set out, helps to add Godly structure to our lives and helps us to, even if it is just for 15 minutes a day, set time aside to quiet ourselves and reconnect with our source of strength, our Heavenly Father.
Whether you decide to structure your scripture writing into a daily plan or have a monthly plan where you write scripture, it is all up to you, your time and where you are with God at the moment. The benefits of writing scripture far outweigh our feelings of “I am too busy”. When you make time for God, God will make up the additional time you spend with him
So, take a moment today to create a plan for writing scripture in order to strengthen your relationship with the Father. And to continue to know what the Word says so you can experience spiritual growth and protect your mind and spirit against attacks of the enemy.
Free Printable Monthly Scripture Writing Plans
To start off your scripture writing plan, below are 12 free monthly printable scripture writing plans. You can download the entire pdf or each one individually below.
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Prayer For Scripture Writing Plan
Father, I thank you for your word. I thank you that I cannot live without it. I thank you that your Word is Spirit breathed and that you have preserved your word for thousands of years. Thank you that you are still speaking to me today through your word and your word is transforming me day by day.
Jesus, thank you that you are the Word and you are Wisdom, I pray that through your Holy Spirit you will guide me and strengthen me with and in my scripture writing plan and I pray that you will speak to me even more. Amen.