Next week will be the end of our 9-week scripture writing plan for June and July. I hope you are reading, writing, and enjoying an increased love of God’s word.
I just finished rereading a book that seemed to fit well with the scripture writing plan. I had read it many years ago but it seemed fresh and new to me. The book is A.W. Tozer’s well-known book The Pursuit of God.
The quote below expresses what I pray you are experiencing as you spend time in the scriptures each day.
For it is not mere words that nourish the soul, but God Himself; and unless and until the hearers find God in personal experience, they are not the better for having heard the truth. The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God, that they may enter into Him, that they may delight in His presence, may taste and know the inner sweetness of the very God Himself in the core and center of their being, their spirit
Recently you may have downloaded and printed out the free July – December calendar pages that I made available here — July – December 2020
A couple of people asked if I could make an option available to enable them to use the calendar without printing and in particular the ability to type in their own notes. There is now a download available that can be downloaded and printed or used without printing.Simply download the PDF file to your device and open it to use. You will find each page has a large section where you can type your own notes.
Lately, I’ve been starting my mornings by opening the blinds of my second-story bedroom window and then stand there looking out toward the sunrise. Praise and thankfulness naturally happen once my gaze is fixed skyward. This is my brief early morning prayer time. Even if it’s only a very few minutes it seems to get my day going in the right direction. Next, I usually have a short time of Bible reading and scripture writing. Then I head downstairs for coffee!
Certainly, none of us know what is around the corner tomorrow or for the remainder of this year but we can choose to put our trust in God and depend on Him to direct our steps each day.
This blog post contains a little gift for you to use for the rest of the year.
Below you will see a link to download a PDF calendar for July – December 2020.
Simply click on the link to download, print, and use these free calendar pages for July – December 2020.
(The pages can also be edited within the PDF and even be used without printing out if you would desire to do that)
Let me know what you think of the calendar pages. I am working on some other printable items to be available soon. What would you like to see available in a printable form? Your feedback and suggestions would be very helpful. Comment below or email me directly– EMAIL
We are beginning week 3 of scripture writing on the topic of God’s Word.
As you open your Bible to Psalm 119, I hope you will choose to spend plenty of time in this beautiful Psalm. We could have based the entire two month long scripture writing plan on this one Psalm. Please consider writing out more verses from Psalm 119 than what are listed on the plan.
The entire purpose of Psalm 119 is to show the value and greatness of God’s word. It is not only the longest chapter in the book of Psalms but the longest chapter in the entire Bible. Here you will find different words used to refer to God’s word. In the particular translation I am reading (NKJV), I find many different words for God’s word. Here are some of the words.
What words do you find for God’s word?
Plan to spend time this week and beyond in this amazing Psalm. Perhaps read it in more than one translation, select some words to do a word study, meditate on the verses and let it guide you in prayer.
The longest chapter in the Bible is proclaiming the greatness of God’s word!
How does that change your perspective on spending time in God’s word and scripture writing.
Open my eyes that I might see wondrous things from Your law.
Welcome to week 2 of the June and July Scripture Writing Plan.
How did you like the first week of the plan? Did you write more verses than what are listed on the plan each day? I found that reading the surrounding verses to understand the context usually resulted in my choosing to write out a few more verses. After writing the verses I like to underline or circle key words and make a few notes in my notebook. Also finding this scripture writing activity to be a helpful guide for praying.
I’m really enjoying this theme of God’s Word. How about you? Please share something about your scripture writing experience in the comments below.
If you don’t know about the scripture writing plan, please see – Starts Today
Be sure to download a copy of the plan, grab a notebook along with your Bible and join us in the Psalms this week.