A mom’s day changes often, sometimes no two days in a week are even remotely the same. However in order to best care for our faith, family and home, we need to have some sort of routine. Just as our housekeeping and schooling requires routine, we need a Bible study routine as well. Establishing a Bible study routine is not always simple and there will be days we must show ourselves grace when life occasionally throws us the unexpected.
It must be our heart’s desire to daily be in God’s word in order for us to be faithful in a Bible study routine. <– Share to encourage another mom!
When my children were little I found it best to read my Bible in the morning because by the time they went to bed at night, I was too tired to keep my eyes open! Occasionally at nap time I was able to sneak in a short Bible study, but my eyes seemed to need to rest then too.
As my children have gotten older (10+) I’ve found that nighttime is the best time for my Bible study routine. The silence the night provides is a peaceful time for me. In order to find quiet in my mornings I have to rise around 5AM and I am not really a morning person and my eyes struggle to stay open.
So, how do you establish a Bible study routine that is just right for you?
First, you need to find a Bible study haven for yourself. I’ve created a simple Q&A printable for you to consider and discover the best time and location for your Bible study. Prayerfully consider the atmosphere and distractions for each place you consider as your Bible study haven. If you’re prone to turning on the TV, pick a room without one, if the laundry or dishes distract you, stay away from those rooms. You need to have a place where you’re able to focus on the Lord and His word alone.
How long do you need to study the Bible each day?
There is no perfect amount of time to study God’s word. He doesn’t call everyone to spend hours digging into the Hebrew and Greek discovering precisely what was written long ago. God looks at our hearts, when we have both the desire and take time to study His word, that is what He desires of us! Our love for the Lord should draw us to know Him and learn His way and will through the study of His word. Don’t get caught up in the question, “How long does my Bible study time have to be?”. Instead, focus on the scripture you’re reading each day. Ask the Lord to speak to you through His word, to reveal the truth you need for your day.
As we establish a Bible study routine our relationship with the Lord will become stronger, more important to us and our understand of His word will become clearer. God desires to be part of each day of our lives, but we often have to make the first step (it’s part of our free will). If you’re not sure how to start a Bible study routine, consider adding it to your daily to do list.