People often ask me how and when I study the Bible. I will gladly tell you what I do, and use – but each of us has to find the way that God meets us in the Word.
First you actually have to be in the Word. So grab a bible. I mostly use ‘The Spirit Filled Life Bible’ in NKJV because I like all the extra word study in it. I also use ESV, NAS, The Message, NIV, (basically I have a bible addiction)
I also have a Dake’s annotated study bible – that was my mom’s that is my hard-core study bible.
It’s always good to have a spot where you can go and spread out, or cuddle up. I tend to use my table and also a chair by the window.
I use colored pencils mostly – highlighters tend to always bleed through and sometimes are just messy – so I love to use pencils.
I also use commentaries for whatever book of the Bible I am studying. So I am doing Leviticus currently with Good Morning Girls – and also the Be Holy by Warren Weirsbe.
of course I always have coffee in a mug. it not only adds to the picture , but I think it is the fuel of heaven.
Journals are also vital for me. I write verses that stick out – I rewrite them as a prayer or as a question. For example: Take Psalm 1 ; I would write “God I want to be like a tree planted by the water – am I like a tree with deep roots that has fruit in every season – create me to be the fruit you want me to be”
We each have a way that we connect to God – almost like using our love languages – so if you love quality time, you will probably spend more time just reading and soaking in the word. If you love gifts – you will probably spend more time giving God praise and prayers.
Above all – my heart is that everyone would spend time in the word – so let me know how I can help you !