Encouragement from the Bible – Tips for Verse Mapping.
Psalm 23:1-4 Verse Mapping
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me like down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
My mom would read me bible verses all the time. Actually, she did not have to read them, she had them memorized. I still have not mastered that. There were many times I would hear her saying this very verse out loud. She had this thing where she would lightly rub her thumb and middle finger together when she was anxious, worried or nervous about something. Today, I became very anxious about many things at once. Pending school assignments, running errands, questioning my ability to get everything done, managing finances, being a great mom and wife. Just prior to my mini-meltdown something told me to sit down and read, read my bible. So hence, this is my post today.
Verse mapping is where you take a verse and kind of break it down to where you understand it and can apply it to your life. It is part of my daily journal routine.
- First, pick out a verse. Need help, just open the bible.
- Find a quiet spot in your house, car or corner of a local coffee bar.
- Write it down. Write down the verse word for word.
- Read it out loud, yes read it out loud to yourself.
- Break it down. What does it mean? Look it up in other versions of the bible.
- Apply it to your life or a specific situation in your life.
- Then write that down, that situation.
- Compare the two. What the bible says and how you are or are going to apply to your life.
- Share. Not your journal, that is private. But share the Word.
Thank you for joining me today on my blog. If you take anything at all away from this, just know that He is always with you.