I’m always looking for more efficient ways to study my Bible. I’m not real crazy about reading many chapters at once. I prefer to have a chapter by chapter Bible study so I can absorb what I’ve read.
So instead of reading each chapter through once, I began reading them three times and at the end of each reading, I wrote about what I learned in my journal. You’d think there wouldn’t be much to learn after reading it the first time, but I have been amazed at what I miss through the first reading. It can be quite funny, actually. You think you’ve read every word and then through the second and third readings there’s a “I can’t believe I missed that!” moment!
It truly is a rewarding way to read. And if you haven’t begun journaling your thoughts, this is a great time to start. There really is no right or wrong way to do it. If you want to make it even more interesting and fun, use a different colored pen each time you write!
It’ll be interesting to see as time moves on not only how much I’ve grown in the Spirit, but also how much I’ve grown in this journaling venture.
What is your favorite Bible study method? Do you journal? Please share how you do it!