Five Free Scripture Writing Plans
Do you like to write? My husband would rather be tortured by scorpions than write a paragraph. He majored in chemistry and math during his early college years for that reason. Maybe you don’t like to write and can feel sympathy for him, or maybe you are like me and getting words on paper feels life-giving. Either way, can I encourage you writing out Scripture can be a balm for your soul?
I’ve created these five scripture writing plans to help you begin a journey to write God’s Word. You can download all five of them below, but before you do can I offer this encouragement?
Did you know that the very first lie, in the garden of Eden, told to the very first woman, Eve, is a lie we still believe? I have it underlined in my Bible: “Did God actually say…?”
The serpent, the evil one, is still whispering lies, causing us to doubt the Word of God. Do you think maybe God’s words are important, if the devil tries so hard to get us to un-believe them?
Does God say…..?
I hear it whispered to my heart when life is hard.
Does God really mean….?
Doubting God’s character, His actions, His intentions, are all rooted in His Word. How do we know about His character? His actions? His intentions? Through the power of God’s word.
Then the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. The Word, Jesus Christ, was with God in the beginning. As I drove my boys to school this morning, my oldest, who is nine years old, confessed a truth we all have: I don’t understand this…. It was the Trinity he was trying to wrap his mind around.
So I confess. I tell my heart, I don’t understand this. For me, I don’t understand why babies die. I don’t understand the orphans all around the world. I don’t understand the lack of clean water. I don’t understand the foster care situation. I don’t understand why grief hurts and cancer steals joy. I just don’t. Yet God is asking me to trust Him.
Did God actually say…?
I told my son a truth my heart needed: God is bigger than us. We can study, learn, and devote our entire lives to understanding God, His Word, and the Truth, only to fall short at the end of our lives. No one can understand all about God. We cannot know the ins and outs of the Trinity or how election and free will coexist in the salvation of man. We cannot know the mind of God. Not fully.
What we can know, we accept by faith. What we cannot know, we believe because of God’s Word. I love the story of Creation. It is beautiful and redeeming, all about how God stepped in. Our God is One who doesn’t sit by, watching what He formed with His hands, stumble around in the dark.
Light was created first. We can know about God in just that simple fact. God wants to shine a light into our lives. So we read our own story in Adam and Eve’s story. Every single human being is created in the image of a God who speaks.
Word was at the beginning. The Savior came to be the Word of God in flesh. We believe words to be saved. And the biggest lie ever is a lie we still believe. We question God’s very Words.
When lies creep in, that is the first lie which opens the doors to other lies. So what is the enemy whisper to you about God’s Words?
Did God really say He would never leave?
Did God actually say He would forgive everything?
Does God mean He will always love you?
I still hear the lie at night….
Does God really mean to shine a light into your darkness?
That’s the lie I tend to believe. But the root of the lie is questioning God’s Word. No amount of scripture reading, memorization, Bible study, or church attendance will answer that lie. No amount of prayer will get rid of those whispered lies in our heads. The way to combat the lies is to know the truth. Writing scripture is a powerful weapon against the enemy’s lies. Let’s start today!