Psalm 119:103 Scripture Art to inspire EVERYdayness in God's Word

~ Today’s Scripture Art and mini Bible study are designed to provide biblical help for your struggle to have EVERYdayness in God’s Word. You may want to bookmark the following Bible verses and paradigm shifts so they will inspire you to choose the Bible over other options when the moment of decision arrives each day. ~

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So you’re not a morning person. You slog out of bed each morning desperate for caffeine. You have Bible study first thing on your agenda, but your brain is still fuzzy. Decision time. Just a short scroll through Instagram, then you’ll get to it. Thirty minutes later, it’s time to go.

Or maybe you bolt out of bed in immediate high gear. You have Bible Study on your agenda along with 17 other things you plan to get done before anyone else wakes up. Decision time. Just check off a couple on the list first, then you’ll get to it. Twenty minutes later, your family is clamoring for breakfast. 

We all have our own unique struggles at decision time. 

What’s keeping you from EVERYdayness in God’s Word?

We could sure use something to compel us in the right direction at the exact moment of choice.


That’s why I’ve compiled some inspiration for us – straight from the Bible – to help us at decision time.

I encourage you to take the following collection of Bible verses and post them in a prominent place to help incline your heart toward daily time with God in His Word rather than any other choice.

*Note: We have a handy PDF below!

First, let’s establish whether EVERYdayness in God’s Word is even necessary. 

Do we have to read the Bible everyday? 

Does God suggest that we do that or is it a human idea? 

As we like to do around here, let’s search the Scriptures for answers.

Joshua 1:8 (ESV): [The Lord said to Joshua,] This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

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How about that. Not only every day, but day and night!

And the Lord even tells us why …

The Lord said:

Isaiah 55:2-3 (ESV): Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live;

Jesus said:

John 6:63 (ESV): The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

God’s Word is LIFE.

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Sometimes I don’t think we fully comprehend just how vital God’s Word is.

Matthew 4:4 (ESV): But he [Jesus] answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

What if we truly took those verses to heart?

If Jesus said God’s Word is essential for life, then we have got to find a way to make sure we read it every day!

Got to. 

It is crucial that we find something to cure our Bible truancy. 

Use the verses in today’s post to inspire your transformation towards this …

Psalm 119:72 (NLT): Your instructions are more valuable to me than millions in gold and silver.

How can we make God’s Word a daily craving in our heart?

We can start by addressing what’s keeping us from EVERYdayness in God’s Word.

  1. I don’t have time.
  2. I’m just not motivated.
  3. I’m intimidated by Bible study.
  4. I can’t seem to get consistent. 
  5. I honestly don’t enjoy it. 

These are the top 5 hindrances most of us struggle with. Let’s take a look at what the Bible says about each one. 

#1 – I Don’t Have Time. 

Time is a tough one in our do-it-all society, and we all know that there are certain stages of life where time is more of a commodity than others. 

Is there an example in the Bible about this?

Remember when Mary chose to sit and listen to Jesus rather than help her sister Martha serve the meal?

Luke 10:41-42 (CSB): The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Jesus said only one thing is necessary (and it wasn’t the meal). 

You might think a meal would be considered necessary, but Jesus pointed out the right choice. 

Okay, let’s go ahead and ask it: are we making right choices with our time?

Philippians 3:8 (NASB): More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them mere rubbish, so that I may gain Christ, 

Colossians 3:1-2 (ESV): If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

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Ready to choose the ONE thing that is necessary?

1 Corinthians 2:2 (ESV): For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.

Let the magnitude of choosing EVERYdayness in God’s Word sink in.

And pray this prayer asking the Lord to change and direct your heart … 

1 Chronicles 29:18 (ESV): O Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the hearts of your people, and direct their hearts toward you.

What if we aimed to eliminate zero-Bible days? 

It’s a noble goal.

Acts 17:11 (ESV): Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. 

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If you are thinking: Wait a minute – I read on Instagram that I’m not supposed to read the Bible just to check it off of a goal list, please know that I’m not suggesting you do it for that reason. 

Instead, do it because you truly love your time with God in His Word and you don’t want a single day without it. 

Psalm 119:16 (ESV): I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.

(If you don’t truly love it yet, scroll down to #5.)

On your super busy days, when you hit the moment of choice – Bible or To-Do List, keep the gravity of everydayness in God’s Word always in mind.  

Time with the Lord in His Word is essential for life. 

Psalm 119:25 (CSB): My life is down in the dust; give me life through your word.

#2 – I’m Just Not Motivated.

I haven’t always had motivation and love for Bible study like I do now. Looking back, I can now pinpoint a couple of things that changed my desires. 

The first thing is that I came to understand what an incredibly amazing gift it is to have the Word of God.

Did you realize …

The Word of God gives us peace.

Psalm 119:165 (NLT): Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble.

The Word of God gives us hope.

Romans 15:4 (ESV): For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

God’s Word revives our soul.

Psalm 19:7 (ESV): The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;

The Word of God gives us joy. 

Psalm 19:8 (NLT): The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight for living.

Psalm 119:92 (NLT): If your instructions hadn’t sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery.

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It makes no sense to pass up a day of those things!

Meeting God in His Word is the best, most effective way to get peace, hope, and joy! Why would we ever consider skipping it?

Our hearts need His Word every single day!

So when you have trouble summoning the motivation to read the Bible, first remind yourself of the verses above that testify what an incredible gift the Word of God is.

Second – and this is important – ask the Lord to change your heart to love His Word. 

That’s His job …

Hebrews 10:16 (ESV): “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,”

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Surrender your heart to His.

#3 – I’m Intimidated By Bible Study.  

Many of us feel inadequate when it comes to Bible study. Maybe you’ve attempted it in the past but just didn’t understand it. 

First of all, be aware that God has designed it so we won’t totally understand His Word and His ways.

Romans 11:33 (NASB): Oh, the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

Isaiah 55:8-9 (NASB): For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

But even still, there’s good news – the Bible spells out exactly how to gain more understanding than we have right now. And it’s not complicated!

Psalm 119:104 (ESV): Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.

Basically, you just ignore the feelings of inadequacy and jump in. 

Psalm 119:130 (ESV): The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.

The more you unfold, the more understanding you’ll be given.

Prepare to be pleasantly surprised when you experience the snowball effect of being in God’s Word every day. 

That consistency of more time in the Bible snowballs into more desire to obey, and that snowballs into more insight given – just like Jesus said …

Matthew 13:12 (NLT): To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them.

And little by little, day by day, your intimidated feelings will wane and your motivation for God’s Word will grow. It’s a glorious cycle!

You will also want to remember the prayer element – ask God to help you understand His Word.  

Psalm 119:27 (ESV): Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.

The following verse is purposely at the beginning of all of our Scripture journals …

Psalm 119:18 (NLT): Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.

Pray that prayer every day and get ready – because God loves to answer that prayer!

Psalm 119:97 (NLT): Oh, how I love your instructions! I think about them all day long.

#4 – I Can’t Seem To Get Consistent. 

It could be that having the desire isn’t your issue. Perhaps you want to be in God’s Word, but you just can’t seem to develop a consistent habit. Maybe you don’t have the gift of organization. {grin}

Ok. Here comes a little tough love. Just know that it’s purpose is to inspire us to choose consistency.

I will speak to myself too. Here goes …

When we struggle with inconsistency, it shows where our priorities lie.

Psalm 119:36 (ESV): Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!


Feeling guilty? Before we move on, let me encourage you.

It’s time for a paradigm shift when it comes to feeling guilty. Most people avoid that feeling at all costs.

But in this case, let’s not avoid it!

What if we used that feeling for good? That guilty feeling could be a signpost to remind you to cry out to God for help to make the right choice. He wants us to rely on Him for strength. Just ask.

Think of things you do every day. Eat? Brush your teeth? Sleep? TV? Facebook?

Let’s take eating as an example. My guess is that you make time to eat every single day. You plan your day around it because it’s a high priority. You need it. If you had a day without it, you’d really miss it. 

You know where I’m going with this. {grin}

Why don’t we give God the same level of priority?

Why don’t we plan our day around Him? 

How is it that we can easily skip being in His Word? Why don’t we truly need it to function?

It is imperative to fully understand … 

We are designed to have Him as our highest priority. 

Stop and think about that for a minute.

Matthew 6:31-33 (ESV): Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

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We are designed with a need to seek God first. 

Even before eating! (That’s why I chose eating as our example!)

Psalm 62:1a (CSB): I am at rest in God alone;

If we don’t live in the way we were designed to live – with God as our highest priority – we won’t be at rest. We won’t feel satisfied. Our emotions will be all over the place. 

Psalm 63:5a (NLT): You satisfy me more than the richest feast.

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Satisfaction and contentment begin with devoted attention to God and His Word.

So if you struggle with consistency, remind yourself how you were designed to live.

2 Timothy 3:14-15 (ESV): But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

#5 – I Honestly Don’t Enjoy It.

Psalm 1:2 (ESV): But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Psalm 119:24 (ESV): Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.

Psalm 119:15-16 (ESV): I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.

How can we get to the point where we look forward to – and truly enjoy – EVERYdayness in God’s Word?

Jeremiah 15:16 (ESV): Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.

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Did you see that?


Wait – what?

We need to eat His Words first, THEN they’ll become a joy!

The desire isn’t there first. The eating comes first!

He wants an action on our part first. 

I can attest that as I prayed for and determined to have EVERYdayness in God’s Word, it did indeed become a joy.

Now I truly want that joy and look forward to that joy every day!

So if you have days when you don’t have the desire to open your Bible, remind yourself to take the first step, and the desire will follow – and grow!

Ready to start?

Let’s decide right here and now what EVERYdayness in God’s Word is going to look like for you, practically speaking.

Want to try what I do?

I write a verse a day!

Scripture writing helped me with ALL 5 of the hindrances we just covered.

  1. Time? Writing a verse a day can be quick or long – your choice!
  2. Motivation? Writing a verse a day is addictive – in the best way.
  3. Intimidation? Writing a verse a day is easy and uncomplicated.
  4. Consistency? Writing a verse a day is like having a built in habit tracker.
  5. Enjoyment? Writing a verse a day provides the thrill of the hunt. It’s fun!

A few years ago I found out that writing by hand can actually help change behavior, and then it all started to make sense.

I know, right? Change behavior!

Research shows that when we write something down, as far as our brain is concerned, it’s as if we were doing that thing. Writing seems to act as a kind of mini-rehearsal for doing.

So when I write a Bible verse, my brain is rehearsing doing those things.

Add this new knowledge about writing to the fact that the Bible is living and active, and I’d say writing down Scripture has a lot more going on than we ever realized! 

Hebrews 4:12 (ESV): For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.  

Writing verses helps internalize Scripture in us, which in turn changes our desires and motivations.

It’s a glorious cycle you won’t want to miss!

So … we’ve put together a Scripture Notebook Kit – complete with Scripture writing PDF worksheets – to make sure you truly write all of today’s verses on your heart!

Write EVERYdayness on My Heart - Scripture Notebook Kit

This intentional Scripture Kit includes 3 parts …

  • Part 1 – Scripture writing worksheets to help internalize God’s Word
  • Part 2 – Scripture Art in both 8×10 and 5×7 plus greeting card
  • Part 3 – Today’s mini Bible study

Add this kit to your DIY Scripture Notebook today!

Scripture Notebook Kit
*My prayer for you is … that this blog will inspire you to open your Bible every single day to seek God’s face and write His Word on your heart – because HE’S the key to lasting heart change!

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