Hand copying Scripture is simply writing out word-for-word passages of Scripture by hand. This practice is helping me to change the way I read and study God's Word.
In the past two months, I have seen families growing closer together in The Word as they study and write the Scriptures together using the OPEN MY EYES plan as a guide.
With the start of school right around the corner, I wanted to start a new series, "OPEN MY EYES: FOR KIDS". This new Bible Study will focus on children ages 4-10, maybe 12 depending on your child. I believe that students over the age of twelve can use the adult writing plans.
I started OPEN MY EYES For Kids because I firmly believe in Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." I want my son to have a firm foundation in Christ even from a young age.
Here are a few ways I am using this Bible Study to "train up my son in the way he should go" . . .
- I am going to use this as part of our homeschool curriculum. I am going to use it for handwriting practice.
- Each day he will do his Scripture verse and draw a picture of the verse on top. (My son is six so you can adapt this plan for your child's age)
- The kids plans are going to correlate with the adult OPEN MY EYES plan. This month, both the adult plan and kids plan will focus on Strength and Courage. I am going to use Scripture Writing during our morning devotional.
- It is important that I emulate what I want my son to become. I want him to see me reading and studying God's Word. I want him to be able to talk to me about questions he has and the things God is showing him. I think it is important for us to do this plan together so that we can learn more about The Lord together.
I pray that OPEN MY EYES For Kids will give you children a strong foundation in The Word of God and will draw you closer as a family.