I struggle with getting in the Bible and really having focus for it. I think in the fast paced nature of our world it is really easy to avoid slowing down and really listening for God and hearing from Him. I stumbled across this great method of studying the Bible and I thought it might be a great reminder to us all on ways to stay focused.
Read with your pen – Are you ever scared to write in your Bible? Did you know there are Bible journaling classes now? Get in there, highlight, circle and make notes. It will bring it to life for you.
Find Promises – Highlight promises and write them down so you can remember during difficult times what God has promised for you.
Keywords – What words stand out and make the passage make sense to you. Highlight them. Look for them.
It’s Repeated – Do you see the word or phrase multiple times? This likely means it is important.
If/Then or So/That – Look for cause and effect type phrases.
Therefore – What is the therefore there for? Get it!
Application – How does it apply to you today? Dont’ be afraid to ask this question. The Bible is as relevant now as it ever was.
S.O.A.P – Read SCRIPTURE, make OBSERVATION, find APPLICATION and PRAY.
Do you have a specific way that you read and study the Bible? We’d love to hear about it!