If you want to get in God’s Word more consistently but the business of life makes that challenging or every time you try you somehow fall off today’s video is for you. I’m sharing intentional yet simple ways you can make the Bible your daily bread and stay consistent in God’s Word. Enjoy!
Now I want to hear from you. What challenges prevent you from consistently reading the Bible? If you’ve overcome these challenges please share how. Let’s encourage each other in the comments.
I’m super excited to be back and posting videos. I’ve been working hard on our next Bible study series which will start next month. Trust me, you’ll want to get your LIFE Bible Journal for this one. I’ll release the title of the study and more about it next week. Until then, be blessed.
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Today I want to talk about something that’s super important to me and that’s consistently saying in God’s Word. Now what that looks like for me has changed over the years from reading short devotionals in college to know writing my own Bible studies all of which have developed in me an awareness to the importance of consistently having God’s word in our minds and hearts.
In Matthew 4:4 Jesus makes it clear:
Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. (ESV)
Beyond our physical needs, such as water and food, we also need spiritual nourishment that can only come from the God who created us. One of the ways that God provides fulfillment for us is through His Word.
Here are some ways that God’s Word satisfies us:
- Teaches, corrects, and trains. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
- Provides direction and guidance. (Psalm 119:105)
- Gives hope. (Romans 15:4)
- Grants wisdom and discernment. (Hebrews 4:12)
- Helps us to mature spiritually. (1 Peter 2:2)
- And so much more!
For all these benefits, we should be intentional about making time for God’s Word daily. The Bible is not a cute accessory for Christians; we desperately need it every single day.
However, this fundamental Christian discipline can be challenging with busy schedules and constant demands of our time. So how can we practically make God’s Word our daily bread? Here are a few ways to do just that.
1. Make a plan to read God’s Word.
Many Christian apps and online ministries offer Bible plans that prove a scripture to read and devotional content for certain amount of days. These laid out plans take the complication out of trying to figure out what to study and when. And with the added ability to track your progress, staying consistent in God’s Word is that much more fun and attainable. You can check our free Beloved Women Bible Study plans on our website belovedwomen.org or on our free app to start a Bible plan today.
2. Study smaller portions of God’s Word.
I love daily Devotionals. Reading a small devotional each day in college was the only reason I stayed consistent in the Word. Because I knew it would be short, I was more likely to keep Bible reading a daily habit. I think many people get discouraged when it comes to daily Bible reading because we think it’s going to take too much time but it doesn’t have to. A small amount of time in God’s Word is much better than no time. Which is why I was super excited to launch the beloved women daily devotional also available on our app and website where you’ll find a scripture of the day, an encouraging message, prayer and reflection question to keep your mind on God’s truth.
3. Hide God’s Word in your heart.
Taking time to memorize scripture now can help during seasons where you don’t have time to sit down and read the Bible. When we remember God’s Word in this way, it is then already in our hearts and minds readily available to us any time that we need it. I know this may sound intimidating, but there’s no need to start off memorizing an entire book of the Bible unless you’ve worked up to that. I suggest starting with a short verse that speaks to the current season you are facing. Write it on an index card and place in areas you know you will see it like your bathroom mirror or the dashboard of your car. Every day that you see your memory card try practicing your verse without looking at the card.
4. Study God’s Word with a partner.
If you need accountability, ask a friend to read and study the Bible with you. Set a time to read individually and then a time to chat about what you’ve read together. Studying the Bible with a partner is also a joy because then you also get to hear what God is doing in their life. Your partner might glean different things from scripture than you do, making your study time more beneficial and fruitful.
5. Listen to God’s Word.
If reading seems daunting, then try listening. Audio Bibles give you the option to listen to the scriptures while you get ready in the morning, commute to work, wash the dishes, or exercise.
When the people of Israel encountered God’s Word, it was often spoken to them. They heard and listened to God’s Word. And there is power in hearing the word and luckily for us with apps, technology, and audio Bibles we too can enjoy the benefits of listening to the Bible.
6. Write out or draw God’s Word.
If you want to get more involved in reading and studying the Bible, try Bible journaling or Scripture writing. This is simply writing or drawing scriptures to help you memorize, meditate, or learn. It’s also a very creative way to study the Bible and makes it more exciting and fun. Each page on our LIFE Bible journal has a section for you to write down a key verse from your Bible reading with this in mind. Writing the word helps you slow down while reading the Bible and really take in what God’s saying.
I hope these tips help you to get started consistently staying in God’s Word. Now I want to hear from you, what challenges prevent you from consistently reading the Bible and if you have how have you overcome them. Let’s encourage each other in the comments.
*Content from today’s video originally appeared on iBelieve.com at https://www.ibelieve.com/faith/10-ways-to-make-god-s-word-your-daily-bread.html