A couple weeks ago, a friend and I were discussing that the way to keep God’s Word close to our hearts is to saturate our lives with it. One sure fire way of getting it into your life each day is reading it! But I think we can get creative with the ways we read it that will help us memorize it and put it to practice. So today I have a list of 7 ways to saturate your life with scripture! 🙂 In no particular order, here we go:
1. Read the Bible.
Whether you read 1 verse or 4 chapters doesn’t matter. It’s quality over quantity. Whether you like paper or an app or email reminders, there are all sorts of ways to prompt yourself to read. Join us in the Bible Reading Challenge!
2. Use Scripture art in your home.
Got a family verse? Make it into a poster! Or buy a piece of art that really captures your family. I know a wonderful artist, Rachel Anne Ridge, who forms marvelous Scripture art. You must go visit her! But wait until you read through to the bottom of this list. 😉
Also, vinyal wall decals are a very inexpensive way to use Scripture art. Here is an example of one I love by DesignTree.
3. Place Scripture where you need to be reminded of it in action.
Does washing dishes make you grumpy? (Sometimes it does for me!) Then post your much-needed verse or verses right where you can see them. The photo above is a link to a neat little frame that allows you to write your verses in and rewrite new ones as needed. I think it is a bit pricey-but you could easily do this at home with an old frame without the rewriting trick. Just create a new one and slip it in the frame when you’re ready.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. I Cor. 10:31
4. Have a flexible method of reading that you can use during “waiting times.”
You know, those times you are waiting in a parent pickup line for the kiddos. Or sitting in the doctor’s office. I used to use a keyring and index cards. Now I use my Bible app bookmarks.
5. Use Scripture cards for a specific topic you are battling.
When I wrote about anxiety and worry not long ago, the topic was resonating strongly with readers. So we have an eight verse printable that gives you individual cards to kick anxiety to the curb. You can click on the graphic above for the full 8 verse .pdf.
6. Make a Scripture cake.
Alright, I know this one is a bit of a stretch. But I was rummaging around in cookbooks the other day and came across an old church cookbook with a recipe for “Scripture Cake” in it. This recipe here looks very similar- essentially you look up the Scriptures to figure out your ingredients before you start mixing. GREAT activity to do with the kids and I might just try it soon! Though the boys have nut allergies and I have a feeling there were no substitutes in the Bible for almonds. 😉
7. Listen to Scripture music.
We have an old 3CD set that I keep in the van for the kids. I found that it is still available here. All three CDs have Bible verses to sing along with. I have to say that my older kids are not as crazy about the style of music, but my 4 yr old and 2 yr old love it.
Also, Focus on the Family has a Scripture CD titled “The Singing Bible.” I couldn’t find a audio sample to listen to, but you could check it out or maybe one of our readers will be familiar with it and comment? 🙂
And then 3 years ago, Seeds Family Worship produced a WONDERFUL way to learn Scripture and worship the Lord through contemporary music.Seeds of Courage
CD’s AND MP3’s available. You can also listen online here.
One of the easiest methods of memorizing Scripture is through music!
Alright, what you can add to my list? I’d love to see some more creative ways to get God’s truth into our lives!
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