One year ago we started this Digging Deep in the Word series. I’ve loved this series more than any other series I’ve done. I love looking back and seeing the variety of ways I have spent my time in the Word. I like change so I rarely stick to one Bible study method for too long.
So one year. What direction have I gone in one year? …
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When I see this photo many, many memories flood my mind- my heart even. I can see girls running in and out of the cabins. I can hear the bell ringing for free time to begin and smell the pine trees. But my favorite memories at this camp were made when it was quiet and still. …
The internet is full of really awful things. It is a tool that so many people have used for evil. We could just boycott it all and that’d be fine. But if we did that we would really be missing out on some wonderful things. I am so thankful that some women have put a lot of their time into making online Bible studies that I can follow right along with. …
I think we can all agree that when it comes to a closer walk with the Lord our time in the Word and in prayer come hand in hand. Our series on Digging Deeper in the Word has focused primarily on our time in the Word so I thought this morning we could take a moment to talk about our prayer time. …
For months and months I have been having conversations with my son, William, about salvation. Our conversations years ago would often be after a punishment. We would explain to him that when he does something wrong it is a sin and sin requires punishment. We have worked our way up from that over the years and our conversations have gotten a little deeper. …
I have been loving this series! It is something that not only have I enjoyed writing about but my heart really needed. We need encouragement in areas like personal devotions. We need to know we aren’t the only ones who struggle. And it really helps to know how other women overcome struggles like making devotions a habit or even getting something from your devotions every day.
Have you been encouraged by this series? Maybe you have been and want to make daily devotions a part of your life but don’t know where to start. Good news! You don’t need much to start!
What you will need:
- Notebook (optional)
I noticed in the past months how instagram made me really feel like I NEEDED that special notebook or that specific wide margin Bible or whatever else to have a deep, personal walk with the Lord. But all you need is a Bible and a pen or pencil. You should see the teeny tiny margins in my Bible and somehow I still manage to get notes scribbled all over them. My notebook is a cheapie from Walmart and that is also full of notes.
What you do:
Although a devotional can be so helpful don’t worry about it if you don’t have one. Don’t feel like you need that to get started. Just open your Bible and start reading. Where should you start reading? That’s up to you!
I know every time in my life when I got off track with my devotions and I needed to just start somewhere I would start in Proverbs. I really love reading a Proverb a day. Today is April 6 so read Proverbs 6. You will learn so much in Proverbs and eventually you will be ready to move on to another book.
Write down what you learn! I like to take notes because it helps me remember what I learned. I refer back to my notes VERY often and highly suggest you do take notes. Again…nothing fancy. Just write down what the Lord has taught you.
Don’t be afraid to just open your Bible and start reading. Don’t feel like you need to have the best notebook, pens, etc to walk closely to the Lord. Maybe this is a struggle you have overcome. Where did you start? What tips can you offer someone who is wanting to start having personal devotions?
Grace Happening started this series off with a great post with even more tips to someone who is just starting out with devotions. Go here for the rest of the posts in this series and visit Grace Happening and Young Housewife for even more posts in this series.