• “God, You created me woman. You know what You designed for me to be. I don’t want to be a foolish woman. I want to fulfill Your purpose for me. Speak to me through Your Word. Cleanse me through the washing of Your Word, and work in my life so that when I see You face to face, I am not ashamed, but I hear well done, My good and faithful daughter.” – Kay Arthur

Word for Word by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 12/26/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Do you ever find your mind wandering when you read the Bible? An ancient technique may help you concentrate.

Taking time to write out specific passages from God’s Word forces us to think about what we’re reading. It helps us observe details of the text more carefully.

In the Old Testament God often told the Israelites to copy His law. In Deuteronomy 6:9 we read, “Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” Another time they were told to set up some large boulders and “write very clearly all the words of this law on these stones you have set up.”

You may find it helpful to do the same thing. If you find that it’s hard to concentrate when you read, why not try transcribing the passage you’re reading? And if you’re really ambitious, you may want to do what one of my friends did and actually make your own copy of the entire Bible!

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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