How can we improve our Bible Study Habits?
(This article was first published by my favorite blogging friends Jennifer Bly on her blog Deliberate Mom.)
PRAY AND GET SERIOUS ABOUT IT.
Sounds familiar? Maybe. But until we take our spiritual lives seriously no one can help us. You probably have written this in your New Year’s resolution a dozen times already.
But have you prayed about it? The Holy Spirit is our helper. We can draw close to Him with His help (John14:26). The next time you feel you are drowning in the pressure of life, pray for the comforter to help you through.
What study plan can you adopt? You can use a devotional or a Bible study plan to help you navigate the Bible with ease.
Sometimes, I study with specific keywords. For example, using a keyword like “healing” or “faith” or “holiness” will aid your in-depth study.
Using a concordance, reference bibles or Internet Bible sources like Bible Gateway can be a great help too.
Fighting for the time, in most cases, is our biggest challenge.
So, what is your best time in the day?
A busy momma with a spouse and kids and work commitments may find it easier to have devotions in the early hours of the day. Rise before the kids do. There is so much wisdom in rising early (Psalm 63:1).
Late night after an exhaustive day may not work because your body and mind need to rest. So maybe you should stick to getting up earlier.
Aha! This is my key principle. Choosing to journal our thoughts on the scriptures helps us in six ways:
- helps with memorising scriptures
- helps you remember where and what you read last
- helps you reflect
- reduces the effect of distractions during Bible study time (you can locate where you stopped before the distraction)
- you can draw up a list of life applications of a particular scripture.
- you can write up prayer points too
I cherish this strategy a lot. The more we share what we have studied, the more we grow and improve too. How can you share? Have a Bible study partner, such as your spouse, a friend, or colleague. When you talk about what you learnt, you remember with greater ease.
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your Bible Study and how have you been able to overcome them?
By His Great Grace,