Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Timing Of Studies
If you have been reading the last two posts and the earlier postings on Bible Study Method, you may be wondering just when are you going to find the time to do all this. After all, you still have to go to work and earn a living. You still have to shop. And so on.
None of these methods are meant to be a 24/7 program. They all take a scheduled period of time.
I would suggest you have a period of time set up when you can be alone with your Bible and pad and pen or pencil. You need to open with prayer.."Open my eyes that I may see what you have in this passage for me.". or something like that. Remember, it is a period of time you are setting aside to hear what God is saying to you.
Application is the goal here. What does it say? What is going on? How can I apply it?
Don't worry if it doesn't grab you. The idea is that you are dedicating this period of time to this discipline. It is your faithfulness God is looking for.
Have a set portion to read. You may only be able to dedicate this time once a week. Or maybe twice a week. If that is all you are able to do, that is all that is required. As time goes on you will find you need to spend more time on it and when that time comes you will adjust..