Journaling the Psalms in 150 Days

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Welcome back! A few days ago I began writing a Psalm a day with a pen on paper, and I plan to do so for the next 150 days. My plan is to write out the entire book.

 

Yeah, I’m a little crazy, I know. Like what’s even the point? Writing the entire book of Psalms on paper? Hold on, I’ll explain for you my reasons in two seconds.

Some believe the Psalms to be the largest book of the bible…

Well I’m sorry to those of you who believe this, but you’re wrong. The book of Psalms is actually the third largest book in the bible. The first is Jeremiah at a whopping 33,002 words. Next is Genesis with 32,046 words. And then the Psalms, with 30,147 words.(source: overviewbible.com).

I’m not really that crazy.

Okay, maybe I still am.

Sorta.

Two Main Reasons…

#1: For the Hopeful improvement of my handwriting

My handwriting is hands down the worst handwriting ever, just trust me. I have embarrassingly awful handwriting. Hopefully writing a hundred and fifty Psalms on paper will make it to be not the worstest on the planet anymore. We’ll see! But writing 30,147 words with a pen surely couldn’t possibly make it any worse. *Knocks on wood*

I’m not actually superstitious btw. 

#2: To Meditate on God’s Wonderful Word

Not sure why this is # 2. But, regardless of order, this is the most important. I mean think about it, is there any better way to meditate on the word?

So far, I have been able to think more carefully about the Psalms. Also, I’ve been able to understand them in a more meaningful way than if I were only reading them. Writing scripture is generally a slow process, especially compared to reading. Just spending that extra amount of time thinking and meditating has been beneficial for me. 

YOU should do it too!

I would be so happy to see others doing this with me and it would make my day if you would at least consider it. Maybe you’re scared to, you could be one who is easily dictated by fear. Honestly, that’s me too, you’re not the only one. So why not just start with the first 10 Psalms? You can always do more if you enjoy it.

I am by no means bragging or saying I’m some sort of better Christian than you because I’m doing this. I’m definitely not saying you’re corrupt if you don’t decide to write the Psalms with me. I’m only telling you this because so far it’s been a great challenge for me. I think you might love it too. It’s super encouraging and helpful!

Here’s a form thingy so you can tell me if you’re writing the Psalms with me. All you need is an old beat up notebook and pen, nothing fancy!

 

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Also look for a Christmas post maybe coming in the near future.

Merry Christmas! 🙂

 

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8 thoughts on “Journaling the Psalms in 150 Days

  1. What a great idea! Way back when I was college, I would rewrite my notes to absorb the information! I never though about it for my Bible study but that would certainly make me slow down and change it up a bit. In my case, change is good and may take the “rut” out of my routine. Thanks for such a wonderful idea. I think I’m going to accept the challenge. Merry Christmas! 🙂

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    1. That’s awesome! And for sure, writing things out really help for memorizing. I’m happy to hear you’ll be joining me! If you’d like I may set up a mailing list for everyone who has decided to journal with me, please fill out the contact form at the end of the post if you’re interested at all.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      -Zachary

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