Wonderful Words of Life

Sing them over again to me,
Wonderful words of life,
Let me more of their beauty see,
Wonderful words of life;
Words of life and beauty
Teach me faith and duty
Beautiful words, wonderful words,
Wonderful words of life;
Beautiful words, wonderful words,
Wonderful words of life.
--- Wonderful Words of Life by Philip P. Bliss, 1874

Scripture reading and study are so important, but it can sometimes be difficult to either find the time or discover a method that suits us.  Like me, you may have gone through many different Bible studies and tried various forms of "having a quiet time."  Like Goldilocks and her three bears, maybe one seemed "too much," another seemed "too little," and you're still trying to find the one that is "just right."

A couple of months ago, I started doing something that - at least for now - does feel "just right" for me: Scripture writing.  Every morning, I write out a passage of Scripture.  The benefits of this include: 1. It doesn't take a long time - usually 5-10 minutes per passage, and 2. It forces me to slow down and really consider each word of the passage.  It can be easy to just skim through a daily Bible reading and call it "done."  This requires a bit more concentration.

So how does someone get started?  Do we just open our Bibles at random and start writing?  I suppose you could do that, but I wouldn't recommend it.  Fortunately, there are several people who have already done the work to put together Scripture writing plans.  Here are three good ones that I've discovered so far:

http://heidistjohn.com/scripturewriting (This one includes tracing pages for younger children to use.)

http://www.swtblessings.com/2016/11/december-scripture-writing-plan-2016.html  (This month, the verses are the same as in Heidi's plan above, but usually they're different.)

http://thefelicitybee.com/thefelicitybee?category=For%20Scripture%20Writing  (This one includes a kids' version.)

I encourage you to give it a try, even if you're already studying the Word in other ways.  After all, we really can't get too many "Wonderful Words of Life."

What do you think?  Have you ever tried Scripture writing before?  If you decide to try it for the first time, I'd love to know how it impacted you.  Feel free to comment below.