This post is part of the Discover Deeper Devotions series.
Today is the last day in our series on studying the Bible! I hope it has been an encouragement to you as you strive to gain a deeper understanding of God’s Word and apply it to your life. As we end the series, I wanted to give you a few helpful tips on choosing what to study during your devotions.
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Here is a quick overview of what I talk about it the video:
Pray. It’s the obvious answer that we often fail to follow. Take time to seek the Lord’s leading and He will direct you.
Determine what you could study to help you with current spiritual struggles. For example, if you tend to have a problem with yelling at your kids, you could do a topical study on gentleness or pour over a passage like Proverbs 15:1 “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
Consider what you are learning or studying other places. (i.e. church, small group Bible study, Christian book, etc.) Find a topic or passage that you would like to gain deeper understanding of and begin there.
Make a decision and start studying! Procrastination is not your friend in any area, but especially when it comes to reading the Bible. Satan will do anything he can to keep you from deciding on something to study. So, choose something and spend time with the Lord, allowing Him speak to you through His Word.
How do you decide what to study for your devotions?