“My [sweet daughter or] son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. ” Proverbs 3:1-3
It was moving day on Saturday and my youngest son and I were helping a special friend move out of her apartment and into her first house. She had already moved the big furniture and just needed an extra load of odds and ends moved in our van.
As I began to box up the things in the top of her closet, Zachary wondered what he could do to help. Scanning the room, I noticed that the walls were covered with small sheets of paper, different things written on each one. As I looked closer to read my friend’s notes I realized many of them were Scripture that she had posted on her wall for encouragement or to remind her of who God is and who she is in Christ.
I asked Zach if he thought he could help to carefully take them down, a job he took very seriously and did with great care. As I helped him remove the adhesive from the back of each one, I too was encouraged by the Word and spurred on by the faith of my precious friend. It was no surprise when we made it to her recording studio that we had more Scripture notes to remove from the walls in there, too.
There is something different about writing down Scripture. Reading it is wonderful, but writing it down sets it in – on the tablet of your heart, like the way you tap around a seedling that you’ve just put in the ground making sure its secure and grounded so that its roots can grow deep. Or like the way you write your name in wet concrete, when you write God’s Word it becomes more permanent and a part of who you are.
Whether you write verses on sticky notes or the doorpost of your home, writing Scripture helps us to remember God’s Word which gives us peace.
Sweet Monday would like to invite you to join us for 31 days of writing Scripture down. For the month of July we will be writing a different verse every day. The theme of our Scripture writing is “One Another.” You are welcome to write them wherever you would like, in a journal, on index cards, sticky notes, or your bathroom mirror. We hope that you are up for the challenge and will find writing Scripture down every day a wonderful exercise and encouragement to your heart.
You can sign up for the list of verses HERE.
Have a Sweet Summer Monday!
His servant and yours,