Deuteronomy 17:18 NCV
Here God commands the Israelite kings to write out a copy of His teachings for themselves. I wonder how many of the kings actually did it. It would have been much easier to have someone else do it... or just not do it at all.
This is yet another practical way that God gives us to help keep our hearts close to Him: take a verse or passage of Scripture that means something to you and write it down. Then keep it with you and look at it throughout the day.
Or you could do what my wife did... she just wrote it out and taped it to her mirror. One time she even wrote "NO COMPROMISE" on her bathroom mirror in lipstick.
Whatever it takes, we have to get these principles down into our hearts so we can serve God and live the life He has planned for us.