I just completed 4 more index-card books for writing scripture verses and notes. These make me happy because they’re fun to work on and fun to give to people. They help me because I can see how God’s been working in my life in certain seasons and especially it’s His word, straight from the bible without any other words. I write down just verses that the Holy Spirit points me to and deals with me about. It keeps all His specific, directional words toward me close. In the pictures above, the left book is a 5×7 and the two pictures on the right are 3×5’s, front and back.
Try it yourself, or make some with a friend or relative. It’s perfect for a rainy day and everybody can participate. It’s so easy and you can tailor it to interests – cats, dogs, pretty, soft, outdoorsy, fishing – or make one for a special event like a birthday. Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Target or even the grocery stores carry index cards and scrapbooking materials. Get some 3×5 or 5×7 spiral index cards, then head to the scrapbook aisle and buy paper, a glue stick (Elmer’s Craft Glue), a few embellishments and voila! (Embellishments go on sale all the time. Usually 50% off so it’s worth the wait.) You may already have wrapping paper, Christmas paper, photos or Xeroxed copies of photos. If so, you’ve got all you need to make your own scripture index-cards. If you’re not memorizing the bible, this will help you to do so as you read and re-read the scriptures you’ve written. Put the date you wrote it and use a highlighter if it has special meaning for you, if it’s a rhema word. You’ll *know* if it’s rhema because the Holy Spirit will reveal it to you as such. You’re basically copying the bible onto your own little index-card-set so it’s very much a personalized bible of how God has spoken to you throughout your life, yet it’s very easy to do. Sometimes journals are too much writing and not enough listening. That’s what I was finding. I wanted to hear what the Holy Spirit had to say to me. I purchased the plain index cards that had red, white and blue lettering on the front. It was so businesslike and not pretty at all. Plus, I much prefer the softer teals and pinks. One day I tried using some scrapbooking paper to cover the front and make it look pretty. It worked. Then I thought, “What about adding embellishments?” And then these came into being. Let your own imagination take over as you create a pretty book(s) to house your lifetime conversation with God.
God will bless you as you study His word. The more you pull close to God, the more He’ll pull close to you. The more you write, the more you’ll want to write, and the more you’ll be blessed, because you’ll be in His word, and then He can guide and direct you. Check out Zephaniah 3:17 and write that as your first verse in your index book and date it. God is speaking this verse to you. He wants you to know this is how He feels about you.