Daily Reflections

Write as You Read

January 9, 2024 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“Therefore write what you have seen, what is, and what will take place after this.” —Revelation 1:19

If you ever have a hard time concentrating when you’re reading God’s Word, you may want to write in your Bible.

Over the years, I’ve read and “marked up” many different copies of the Bible. Each of those Bibles tells a story of my journey of faith during a specific period. I like to mark when the Lord uses a verse or passage to address a need in my life, or when He encourages or convicts my heart in an unusual way.

Sometimes I’ll write down the date and city where I was when this personal encounter with God’s Word took place. Or I may use the margins to write down personal responses to the truth, such as, “Yes, Lord,” “I agree,” “Change my heart, O God,” or “Make this be true in my life.”

If you find it hard to focus when you’re reading the Bible, it may be helpful to make some notes in the margins. By doing that, a Bible can tell the story of your personal journey of faith.


Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Seeking Him daily program

Scripture taken from The CSB

Make it Personal

Today, write down your own responses to the truth you read in God’s Word.