Transform A Calendar Into A Fun & Easy Scripture Journal

In the last episode, we talked about abandoning the idea of being “behind” in our devotional life. I so hope you heard that. If you haven’t listened to that episode, please go back and give it a listen.

Friend, until you can get past the guilt and shame about what your devotional life looks like… including the idea that you could be behind in your devotional life, you’ll have no room in your soul to explore and discover new ways to connect with Him. Those feelings take up a lot of soul-space and mental energy.

One suggestion I offered to shake the feeling of  being “behind” was to avoid purchasing dated devotionals or reading plans.

Today, we’re going to wipe those dates right off the calendar. Well, sort of.

We’re going to activate our creative side as a way of reminding ourselves that our devotional life doesn’t come with a timetable.

Repurposed Calendar Journal

Here’s the idea

We’re going to repurpose a calendar into a scripture journal.

You don’t have to be artisitic or consider yourself creative to do this. Think of it as a scripture writing journal with a twist!

Even in creating this repurposed calendar, we’re spending time with God.

Okay, here’s how to create your own scripture writing calendar.

Basically, we’ll be covering up the dates – to remove the pressure of sticking to a specific timeline.

It serves as a visual reminder that cultivating a relationship with God isn’t bound by a schedule.

That’s what our devotional life is — actively pursuing relationship with God.

Here are some supplies you might want to gather.

  • a blank calendar
  • some colored pens, markers, highlighters
  • stickers or washi tapes to cover the dates
  • a favorite verse to get you started
  • *HINT- you could start with the verses and declarations in the manifesto from the last episode. If you watch the YouTube video version of this podcast, you’ll see that I’ve used them in the example.

The first step is to cover the dates on the calendar. You can do that with stickers or by doodling over the numbers. You can even add stickers with inspirational messages.

Scripture Calendar Verses

Feeling a little stuck? Try turning on some worship music. It can help you relax and engage with the Father.

Involve Him in the creative process. Talk to Him. Listen to Him.

Now for the scripture writing part.

Start filling the empty boxes with scripture. Whenever you feel the tug to spend a few moments in scripture, choose a passage that speaks to you and write it out in the calendar boxes. It doesn’t matter whether your verses fit into one box or spill over into others.

Calendar Journal Dates

There are no rules.

You can choose a different theme each page or simply select passages that resonate with you in the moment.

Embrace the freedom.

As you use your scripture writing calendar, remember that there’s no timetable for your devotional life. Whether you write out scripture every day or once a week, the important thing is that you’re engaging with God’s Word and nurturing your spiritual journey.

And you don’t have to fill every box. You can include doodles or stickers. You could jot a little prayer or something Holy Spirit is highlighting. Or you can just leave them open. A little white space gives us rest, and room to breathe.

By repurposing your calendar in this way, you not only create a low-pressure and personalized scripture writing journal but also reinforce the truth that there’s no rush or pressure in your devotional life.

And without line-filled pages of a traditional journal, you don’t have the pressure of filling pages.

Take your time, enjoy the process, and let God speak to you through His Word in your own time and at your own pace.

I hope you feel inspired to try this fun approach to scripture writing and embrace the freedom of devotional life without a timetable.

If you decide to give it a try, I’d love to see. Come on over to the Figs Community Facebook group and post some photos. Don’t worry, no one will be looking for artistic masterpieces. We all just love encouraging each other. Hope to see you there.

You have lots of options! Start by printing off the Scripture Cultivations Plan for free.

Prefer listening? Tune in to our podcast episodes.

If visuals are your thing, catch us on YouTube for insightful videos.

And for some community vibes, grab a cuppa and hop over to the FIGS Community Facebook Group.

What are Scripture Cultivations?

If you’re new to the Figs Community, you may be wondering why I call them Scripture Cultivations  instead of a Scripture Writing Plan or Scripture Reading Plan. Hop on over to this page to find out more.


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I can’t wait to share loads of inspiration, tools and ideas to help you cultivate the kind of meaningful relationship with God you’ve always longed for but didn’t know how to make happen.
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