Bible Study Method I'm Loving

I know sometimes it's hard to know how to read the Bible-should we read it straight through from beginning to end, or maybe just open it up and read wherever it opened up to? There really is no right or wrong way to read the bible, just as long as you are reading it! But I know that for me, sometimes I get stuck in a rut, and I'm like, "Ok, I've read it all the way through-what now?

Well, for the past few months I've been using a bible study method that I found on Pinterest called "Overflowing" that I'm really liking, so I thought I'd share it with you guys!

What I've usually done in the past is just read through the whole Bible and then maybe re-read the new testament again or just read through the gospels or the psalms. I also have a morning devotional that I read and devotionals on my bible app that might focus on a certain topic with different scriptures from throughout the Bible .

But I've found that I really enjoy studying individual books of the bible, and this method is perfect for that. You end up reading the same chapter a few days in a row, which I love, as I feel it really allows the words to sink into your heart.

So this is how it works:
*On the first day you read through the chapter and jot down verses that stand out to you. Highlight them in your bible, and pick a verse to write on an index card to memorize. (I just keep a notebook that I use to write down verses, thoughts and prayers as I study).

*On day two, you read the chapter again, but this time you look for truths and promises and write them down.

*On the third day, you write down any commands, instructions, and applications from the chapter. 


After each day I always like to pray through the chapter as well. On the 4th day I will read the chapter again and sometimes jot down a few words that basically sum it up or that I can apply to my life. I also sometimes write down a prayer, using the chapter as a guideline, thanking God for the truths and promises there, and asking Him to help me to apply what I've learned.

It's so important to read God's Word-it's how He speaks to us, it's how we learn what His will is for our life, and it's how He reveals Himself to us! It's the most important thing we can do to develop a closer relationship with Christ and learn how to better live our life for Him.

"Some people like to read so many [Bible] chapters every day.
 I would not dissuade them from the practice, but I would rather lay my soul asoak in half a dozen verses all day than rinse my hand in several chapters. Oh, to be bathed in a text of Scripture, and to let it be sucked up in your very soul, till it saturates your heart!" 
-Charles Spurgeon

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this!!!! I'm excited to start doing this!!!! Never heard of it and never would have thought of it in my own. Where did you learn it?

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    1. Hope you like it! I just came across it on Pinterest!

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