Digging Deeper in the Word {Where to Start}

Digging Deeper in the Word {Where to Start}

12833295_10153984012633970_1480735439_nI 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:

  1. Bible
  2. Pen/pencil
  3. 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.

5 thoughts on “Digging Deeper in the Word {Where to Start}

  1. I read from Psalm each morning to start off my day. I have done Proverbs by the day as well and this has been very helpful. I do know if I miss a morning, I am off balance for the day. I have been reading ever day part of the bible for the past year and a half. Great post to share. 🙂

    1. Wow! That’s an awesome testimony to be able to say you’ve read your Bible everyday for a year and a half. That is something I cannot say although I wish I could. Great encouragement, thanks for sharing!

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