Christian woman have busy lives. It almost seems impossible at times to really find a way around the busyness of life.
However we tend to neglect the one thing that will help us navigate life, and all the busyness that goes along with waking up every morning, and that is spending time in God’s word.
Studying the Bible everyday helps us by giving us a clear mind, redirecting our path by keeping our focus on the Lord. It is so important for us to study the Bible because everyday life is a mystery in itself, and when we are in the word we are able keep our thoughts on the Lord, especially when the day takes those unexpected turns.
Tips for Making Time to Study the Bible
It may seem like it’s impossible to find time to study the Bible, but if we are committed to growing in our relationship with the Lord, and know that studying the Bible is an important step within this process, we will begin to find the time in our day to be in the word.
Below are some tips to making time to study the Bible:
Have a plan. When we have a Bible Study plan, it certainly makes studying the Bible less overwhelming. Using Bible Study guides, outlines, or participating in a guided study we will be more likely to commit to studying God’s word on a daily basis.
Schedule it. Now that you have a Bible Study plan in place, you can easily make a schedule to follow. Some Bible Studies may be daily studies, weekly, or monthly. Whatever type of study you are working it should be pretty simple to schedule the study according to your schedule.
For example you can schedule Wednesday to be your study time, and schedule to read one chapter of the book you are reading (whether it be the Bible or another book you are using for Bible Study) and answer 5 questions (or the questions associated with that chapter you are reading) on that specified date and time.
Study when you are most alert. When you are scheduling your Bible Study date and time be sure schedule a time when you are most alert.
For some people this is in the morning and for others it is at night. It may not even depend on the time of day, you may not be able to concentrate on Bible Study until you’ve had a shower, or your coffee, or maybe you can’t concentrate until a load of laundry is finished.
Whatever it is, make sure you schedule the Bible Study when you are able to concentrate on what you are learning.
Make it a priority. This doesn’t mean you have to do Bible Study first thing in the morning, but some people do choose to do their Bible Study first thing in the morning because they feel this is how they can make it a priority.
However making it a priority may mean studying before you do the get on social media, or before you check your email. Whatever it is be sure to make studying the Bible a priority. It’s good to assess what you need to do for the day, and put everything that can “wait” on the back burner until you have had your Bible Study time.
Making time to study the Bible isn’t an easy task. However once you begin to get in the word regularly you will find your day runs a whole lot smoother.
You may even begin to notice you DO have time to study the Bible AND accomplish all the things this life demands of you!
Here at Becoming Press we have lots of tools to help you fit Bible Study into your busy schedule. Check out all of our resources by clicking here.