Are you ready to Live PURPOSEFULLY
1. Use Color.
2. Keep A Journal (or notebook) with your Bible.
I think one of the biggest mistakes I’ve made when studying the Bible is thinking that I can hold all that I learn in my head. The truth of the matter is, it takes a bit more than just reading God’s word for it to stick with me. It takes repetition and application. For me, that means writing out my notes. You don’t need a fancy notebook to make the best of notetaking (although they are fun to pick out). For the last few years, I’ve been 100% content buying composition notebooks at Fredmeyer for 99 cents a piece (or even cheaper if you buy in bulk).
Taking written notes helps me cement in my mind what I just read. The longer it is on my mind, the more I meditate on it. The more I more I meditate on it the more likely I am to keep it. Having a notebook close by to help me capture my thoughts and understanding of what I’ve read is a no-brainer for me.
3. Find Someone To Keep You Accountable
I can tell you from personal experience, years of going through the motions myself, it can be really easy to get complacent with our Christian walk, especially when it comes to reading the Bible. I don’t know about you, but I know for me there’s always something, some task that somehow makes itself seem so important that my Bible study has to wait… and it shouldn’t be like that. Thankfully, I found a solution that works really well for me. It’s called accountability. I’ve got some really awesome women in my corner who help me stay on track when it comes to spending time in God’s Word. They check in with me, encourage me, and chat with me about what I’m learning. You can join us (we have a private Facebook group too)! Having people to be accountable to has really helped me grow in this area.
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