You can create daily study time – easily.
What are your plans?
Let me see. Do they go something like this…
I want to do better about studying my Bible every day.
I need to be praying more.
I am ready to spend more time with God every day.
I want to be a good example of one who prays and studies daily.
Any of those sound like you?
If that is you, I am here to help! Because while having those goals is great, now you have to plan to make them a reality.
Keep it Simple.
If your goal is to study and pray every day this year, focusing on 365 days can be overwhelming.
How about focusing on one day at a time?
Scripture Writing as a Bible Study Tool
Scripture writing is a valuable Bible study tool. In Deuteronomy 17:18-20, Moses explains one of the things God will expect of a king of Israel (after they demand to have one). The King is to write out his own copy of the law under the guidance of the Levites. This is designed to accomplish several things:
- so he will learn to fear the Lord
- learn to keep all the words of the law and statutes
- so that he will learn to also do them
The benefit of this writing and studying process is given in verse 20, “that his heart may not be lifted up above his countrymen and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, to the right or the left, so that he and his sons may continue long in his kingdom in the midst of Israel.”
Scripture writing is, in and of itself, a powerful study method. When you do not know where to begin, it gives you a starting place. If you are not sure of how to study the BIble, you begin at the beginning by reading the text, writing it out, and then meditating (thinking about it) on it.
One Simple Way to Create Daily Study Time
Want to know how to start to work on those goals of daily time in study and prayer?
Grab a Scripture Writing plan! Just searching on this site will bring you lots of options to choose from. Check out this list from a search for “scripture writing“.
If choosing from nearly 40 plans is too overwhelming, start with this one-week plan from Psalm 27.
Another option is to grab the Scripture Writing Kit #1 in our store which gives you a whole YEAR of plans and ways to study them. All in one packet: themes chosen for you, the study explained, and lots of ideas for ways to use them for you and your family.
The plan has the next 31 days of Bible meditation already plotted out for you. Now all you need to do is focus on TODAY. One day. One scripture set.
Look up the scripture reference, read it, then write it out.
Your handwriting doesn’t matter. Just start writing. After all, God’s given you perfect words. Your job is to take them and learn from them (Psalm 119).
Remember, Keep it Simple
You don’t need to wait until the 1st of the month.
You don’t need to fret about catching up if you miss a day. Just write the next scripture on the list.
Focus on what you can do today. Don’t allow worry about failure tomorrow to cause you to fail to act today. Adding a new habit is a PROCESS. It doesn’t happen instantly, by definition. It’s an acquired skill or activity. EVENTUALLY, it becomes second nature. So give yourself time to get from today to daily Bible study as a habit. However long it takes. Along the way you will have the benefit of having spent more time in God’s word than you were before. THAT is an achievement. Each step towards the goal is valuable.
Click here to watch a video that shares some Easy Ways to Maintain a Daily Study Habit