God's Word | write it down!
Not only does writing out the scripture - word for word - help me apply God’s instructions in my existing situation but, it also helps me take the truth to heart and learn it for a lifetime.
Reflecting | take it in!
What stands out to me? What is God revealing in this verse? Who am I in this story?
Stopping to reflect gives God the chance to speak more clearly. Writing down my thoughts helps me express how His Word meets my circumstance.
Offering | give it up!
Writing out personal prayer has immense benefits because it requires me to think through what I am trying to say to God. Rather than just speak and forget what I was asking, I can look back and see how He has answered me.
Walking | live it out!
How can I apply what I've read? What part of my life should change? How can this transform my current situation?
As I write down God’s purposes for my life, I become accountable to Him to obey and love Him in His direction.
(For more on accountability with others see “GROWth Groups.")
thinking | consider it now!
How will I be different today because of what I've read and written?