The single biggest struggle Christians face is lack of consistency in reading scripture. When it comes to daily scripture reading I must admit that I too fall short on a consistent basis even though my intentions are great in the beginning. I need to learn and follow Jesus on a much-needed basis, but when family, work, recreation and “fill in the blank” happens, my daily scripture reading gets pushed aside.
I have tried reading daily devotional scriptures and recently committed to reading the bible in a year (yea me)! My desire was to do better, but never stuck to a bible study reading plan that consistently worked. So with much prayer, I’ve researched and combined the S.O.A.P. bible study method with my own plan that works for me and prayerfully for you too!
This is the simplest, quick but fulfilling way to absorb Gods written word on a daily basis for those who are inconsistent, unmotivated and very busy!
That being said, I’m excited to introduce you to…
Transcribe The Word – Online Bible Study Challenge that Puts Gods Word To Paper
Daily scripture writing or bible journaling may be new to some of you (it is for me). But I found that writing it down is one of the best ways to challenge and develop a habit of reading, praying and memorizing Gods word. As you may or may not know, I’ve been a writer for over 20+ years 🙂
In the hustle and bustle of our daily schedules with work, family, kids, school and even church, we find it hard to slow down and spend time with the Lord. We may have difficulty even remembering that He’s there longing to talk, walk and speak to us, through His word.
We often miss out on the awesome opportunities to share our world with the one who knows us the best, so let’s change it today…
The goal of Scripture engagement is to meet God in his Word. Writing the Bible out by hand offers us the unique opportunity to participate in an activity that forces us to slow down the process of reading and encourages a more reflective engagement with God’s Word. It gives us more time to think about what is written and to dwell on the meaning and implications of a passage. Hand copying is a focusing activity. Too often we read quickly and forget what we’ve read within a few minutes. Hand copying helps combat quick, surface level reading. ~Bible Gateway
Transcribe The Word is a online bible study challenge designed to quickly learn and dive into Gods word in just 10-15 mins a day based on a monthly theme. As you read and write out the daily verse(s) in your personal journal, bible journal or print/digital journals I provide, meditate on what God is saying directly to your heart. Gods word is alive and applicable to today’s living!
Feel free to use your favorite bible translation of choice, but I’m using the English Standard Version from my app on YouVersion.
Here’s how to SOAP: Learn how to dig deeper into Gods word…
S – Scripture: You will read the daily verse(s) of the month and write it down in your personal journal.
O – Observation: What is this verse(s) saying to you? What words stand out? Who is God speaking to?
A – Application: How can you apply this verse(s) to your life today? Are there any changes you need to make?
P – Prayer: Pray and ask God to reveal himself to you or pray the verse(s) back to him.
Here’s what you’ll receive on a monthly basis:
- Printable intro introducing the theme.
- Printable page with the monthly scriptures that will be read and written on a daily basis.
- Printable journal to easily SOAP verses, along with places along the margins to jot down ideas, comments, questions or just to draw and doodle whatever comes to heart. Feel free to underline and highlight words or verses that come alive from the Holy Spirit!
- Printable memory bible verse to frame, share or memorize for that month.
- Digital journal copy that you can order, download, print and journal
- Print copy that you can order and journal in each day as a priceless keepsake from Amazon!
If you happen to miss a day, it’s easy to catch up. I don’t want you to ever feel overwhelmed or it’s something else to mark off your to-do list. It’s just a simple commitment that will change your busy, hectic, life for the better – verse by verse, word by word.
At the end of every month, you will find a genuine closeness with God that’s easy and habit-forming. It’s comforting to know Gods written word will remain in your heart as a shield against life’s struggles!
Please Join our online bible study challenge on the 1st of every month and sign up below! Connect with us and Join our Following Jesus Weekly 101 Facebook group to share what you’ve learned from these challenges!
You will also receive (or continue to receive) devotionals, latest books, faith-based tools and all things that empower your walk in Jesus! I promise to never spam or share your personal info with anyone… 🙂
So are you ready? Let’s write…
Not quite ready or have additional questions? If you’re not quite sure this challenge will work for you, I get it! It’s hard to schedule time to create new habits. Just email me at Wanda@Wanda-Ball.com and I will do my best to help you overcome any issues or concerns 🙂 God never said following him would be easy – but he did say it would be worth it!