“My child, listen to what I say and remember what I command you. Listen carefully to wisdom; set your mind on understanding.”-Proverbs 2:1-2
Bible study, devotional time, reading the Bible. None of this has to be a long drawn out process that takes hours out of your day. Let’s be honest, there truly is just not enough time in one day to spend hours in the Bible or in prayer. Unless, for some reason you are home, retired or in those golden years, our days are filled. We have 9-5 jobs, we have a family who requires our attention, schedules to keep, errands to run and it goes on and on. Not being able to spend a lot of time in study is okay. It’s not okay to use it as an excuse to never make time for Jesus in prayer or Bible study. We still need that quality time with Jesus in order to have a real relationship with Him. If you only have five minutes a day, use it all for time with Jesus. If you find a free hour, make time in that hour for Jesus. But again, be totally honest, we all can find more than five minutes a day for Jesus, we just have to be true to ourselves and not make excuses. Our walk with God is truly more important than worldly distractions and entertainment. It’s a matter of where your treasure is, and prioritizing and I am as guilty as the next person. Nevertheless, here are some fun ways to spend time in the Bible and it doesn’t have to take all day.
Read with a pen- Make notes, circle stuff, ask questions
Hunt for promises- Underline or highlight the promises
Key words- Look for those words that make the section make sense.
Repeat, repeat- If a word or phrase is repeated it’s important.
If/There or So/What- Look for the cause and effect phrases in the Bible
Therefore- If there is a therefore, what is it there for
Apply it- Ask how this scripture applies to me today
Plain and simple, have fun in the Bible and have fun with Jesus!