Here's how to get started.
Are you new to writing scripture? Don’t have a journal or know where to start? Let me encourage you with these five tips.
1. Start in the New Testament.
If you want to write an entire book of the Bible, start in the New Testament and begin with a short book. Great places to begin are Philippians, Colossians, Ephesians, and Galatians. I’ve written out I Peter and I John as well.
2. Great for word studies.
If you want do a topical Bible study, look up the word (love, faith, praise, etc.) on an online Bible reference site and print off the list of scriptures you find under those words. Write one passage or verse a day as you get started.
3. Get a plain notebook.
You don't need anything fancy. Spend money on a good pen which you will enjoy.
4. Just start.
Many things we talk about doing will only be talk until we take action. Take action and just begin. Don’t have a notebook? Find a cheap pen on your desk or in a drawer, pull out a piece of paper, turn to your favorite verse and write it down.
5. Pray before, during, and after you write scripture.
If you have time and space, write a quick reflection. Even if it is just one sentence. Respond to God’s Word and what you wrote with at least one takeaway.
Just as my husband examined the diamond under the bright lights at the jewelry counter and examined the ring before he chose it for his bride, we must stand and look at God’s shining light, the Bible, with intent looking to understand the beautiful truths hidden in the words.
In fact, the truths are not hidden, we just have to slow down long enough to see them.
Sarah Frazer is a writer and Bible study mentor at www.sarahefrazer.com. She is the wife to a busy doctor and a mother to five crazy kids. Other than her family, Sarah’s passion is to encourage women to get in the Bible. Sign up for her free Bible study worksheets here: www.sarahefrazer.com/worksheets!
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