We all know that reading our Bible every day is a great thing. How about hand-writing a verse every day? Hand-writing a verse everyday gets you to slow down and absorb each word more.
Instead of doing just one verse, how about an entire Psalm? That way, you aren’t just breezing through one sentence, but you really are taking some time to meditate through a section of Scripture.
At some point I might do different Psalms. But for now I’ll stick to one Psalm. Really pushing the idea of diving deep into one chapter of the Bible. The repetition of the same Psalm will drive it into my head more.
Psalm 100 will be the Psalm. It’s not a super-long Psalm, short enough at five verses. But long enough to be not just one verse.
Snail mail sharing
I might mail each day’s hand-written Psalm to someone different. Since I’m doing this every day, a lot of copies will be available to mail to friends and family. Imagine what a surprise it would be for people to get a hand-written Psalm in the mail. A little pick-me-up for people.
I could get fancy with how I write out the Psalm, doing fancy script words. Or maybe some decorative stuff around the writing. Maybe mix up what I write it on: fancy paper, cardboard, custom letterhead. Maybe I could use a typewriter on found letterhead. Or some days I might just write it out simple and plain.
It’ll be great to get my four-year-old daughter involved (and eventually my 16-month-old daughter too). I could use one of her drawings as the base to write upon. Or maybe she could write a few of the words for me. It’ll be great for her to see her dad doing this habit every day.
Perhaps this will become a good routine.