One of the core practices of what we preach at Replicate is how journaling through the Bible is essential to engaging with the Living Word daily. We call these a “HEAR Journal.” While there are multiple methods to journaling through scripture, what we want to discuss this week is the benefits that you see when you journal. What are the benefits of journaling through the Bible?

Helps you focus

When moving from just reading the Bible to journaling through the Bible, you will see immense benefits in your ability to focus while you read. Instead of just reading the Bible to check a box off that you read, journaling through the Bible will help you pick out key themes, consider how they apply to you, and consider how God wants you to respond to what you’ve learned.

A great way to share what you’re learning

If you are in a D-Group, your HEAR journal will be essential to your daily life. Even if you aren’t, a benefit of journaling through the Bible is that you’ll have something to share with those you come in contact with during your day. As God grows your faith through your daily reading and journaling, you’ll have key takeaways that you can weave into conversations with your co-workers, friends, etc.

Creates a record of your spiritual growth

The best time to start journaling through the Bible was ten years ago. The second best time is today. As you create a habit of journaling through scripture, you’ll have a written journey of how God was working in your life during that period of your life. If you are going through a difficult time one year, your journal will be a record of how God used His Word to sustain you.

Wrap up on benefits of journaling through the Bible

You use any notebook to start your journal, but we also offer a Replicate branded journal that have dedicated spots for your HEAR journals. It’s been so popular since we released it, that we’re regularly selling out (more are on the way!).

Are you journaling through scripture? Leave a comment below on how it has impacted your life. Do you have any tips for those who are just getting started? Leave those below as well.

If you need a Bible reading plan to get you started in journaling through the Bible, we have two free plans. The first one will take you through key 260 readings of the Bible across a year. The second option is a 260-day reading plan for just the New Testament. We offer free PDFs of both plans, but there are books available if you want a hard copy as well.

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Foundations: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Believers (Journal)

Foundations: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Believers (Journal)

$12.99
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Series: F260
Genre: Discipleship
Tag: F260
Publisher: LifeWay Press
Publication Year: 2015
ASIN: 1430045558
ISBN: 1430045558

With Foundations, you can read through all 66 of the miraculous books of the Bible in one year, while still having the flexibility of reading 5 days per week. Along with supplementary devotional content each day, you can experience the miracle of reading and responding to the entirety of God’s Word. By using the H.E.A.R. journaling method, you will be guided through Highlighting, Explaining, Applying, and Responding to passages, allowing for practical application throughout the year-long plan.

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About the Book

The Bible, in and of itself, is a miracle. Think about it — over centuries of time, God supernaturally moved upon a number of men’s hearts, resulting in them writing down the exact words of God. God then led His people to recognize these divine writings and to distinguish them from everything else that has ever been written. Then God’s people brought these 66 books together. The preservation and survival of the Bible is as miraculous as its writing. Then God gave men technological knowledge to copy and transmit the Bible so that all people could have it. All of this took place because God has something to say to you.

With Foundations, you can read through all 66 of the miraculous books of the Bible in one year, while still having the flexibility of reading 5 days per week. Along with supplementary devotional content each day, you can experience the miracle of reading and responding to the entirety of God’s Word. By using the H.E.A.R. journaling method, you will be guided through Highlighting, Explaining, Applying, and Responding to passages, allowing for practical application throughout the year-long plan.

Features:
-1-year devotional book
-5 days of reading per week fits into busy schedules
-Full Bible reading plan that can easily be accomplished in one year
-Daily devotional material will help reader correlate daily reading and real-life application

Benefits:
-Expand your understanding of the Bible by just being in the Word of God 5 days per week
-Accomplish your long-standing goal of reading through the Bible cover-to-cover in a flexible 5-day per week plan that accommodates your busy schedule.
-Experience personal spiritual growth
-Provides the opportunity for men and women to dig deeper into Scripture as individuals or with a group
-Guides readers to sit and reflect on the truth of Scripture using the H.E.A.R. journaling method
-Practical devotional for new or inexperienced Bible study students as well as those who are well-versed in the Scriptures

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