Monday, March 11, 2019

Handwriting The Scriptures

Do you struggle with reading the Bible? Have you considered taking the time to handwrite the scriptures?









I, personally, have a hard time with sticking to a set reading guideline. I also have a very hard time comprehending and understanding what exactly is being said. I often find myself, scratching my head, saying, "huh. Lord what does this mean? It is flying right over my head. So, how exactly am I supposed to apply this to my life?"



Did you know that there are verses in the Bible about writing? Nope, neither did I, until I started to look deeper in to this.



Deuteronomy 17:18-20 NIV 



When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law, taken from that of the Levitical priests. It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the Lord his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees and not consider himself better than his fellow Israelites and turn from the law to the right or to the left. Then he and his descendants will reign a long time over his kingdom in Israel.



Jeremiah 30:2 NIV 



“This is what the Lord , the God of Israel, says: ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you."



Revelations 2:15 NIV 



He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”







Isaiah 30:8 NIV 




Go now, write it on a tablet for them, inscribe it on a scroll, that for the days to come it may be an everlasting witness.




What Is It?




So you may be asking, what exactly is handwriting the scriptures and how do you get started?



Handwriting scriptures is actually handwriting the scriptures. You pick a book in the Bible to read, reflect over and, well, write. Yes, the whole book. Word for word.



When you slow down enough to write out the scriptures, it helps to imprint them on your heart. What you might have trouble understanding while you read, becomes a little easier to understand when you write it out. It will also help you with your memorization skills.




How To Start




To get started in doing this, you are more than welcome to join me as I write through the Bible.



There are no strict guidelines to doing this. I am currently writing through Esther and you can join me. If you like to SOAP, then you SOAP what speaks to you. Actually, you are free to use whatever study method you like. You can even just write the verses and let that be it.



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Do you struggle with reading the Bible?
Have you considered taking the time to handwrite the scriptures?
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If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.

































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6 comments:

  1. Hello from Belgium, Leigha :D
    There are no co├»ncidences… For some time now I've been struggling with my Bible study, and have been thinking about writing it, yet I never "jumped into it" up until now that I'm reading you (I "accidentally" stumbled on your pin on Pinterest, 10 minutes ago !) and I think this is a great Opportunity for me, so I'd like to join in, if you allow me…
    I haven't got Facebook, and don't want to, but I can gladly use my email, if that suits you…
    I'm 67 old Young, happily married with the love of my life, mother to 4 adult children and grandmother to 3 beloved ones…
    Retired from teaching, I am now enjoying my home in the countryside and living Simply…
    Raised strictly as a catholic, I never felt quite at ease, mainly because of all the guilt it instills, then 10 years ago I visited a quilting friend of mine in Cyprus, and discovered such a peace and hope in the christian Orthodox way, it really was a mind & heart opening… So now I'm considering myself as a Christian, above all...

    Hoping I'll get an answer from you, I wish you a lovely day !
    NADINE

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    1. Hi Nadine, thank you for leaving this response. It has truly blessed my day. Keep an eye on your email as I will be contacting you there. Blessings to you.

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  2. This is cool! MY sister just started writing out Ephesians as well. How ironic!

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  3. I started to write out Romans but never finished. I'm going to pick it back up now and finish it.
    I do want to ask what SOAP stands for. I'm not figuring it out today. Thanks.

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    1. Oh, good for you. I have a blog post that goes into more detail about the SOAP study method. You can find it here: https://offeringgrace.blogspot.com/2019/02/easy-to-use-bible-study-method.html Blessings, Leigha

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