HOW TO: How to Meditate on God’s Word

I love God’s Word and delight in its truth. Yet too often I find that after reading my Bible or hearing a sermon, the truth, so necessary to the well being of my soul, can too easily slip away. The truth that had for a moment captured my attention and my affections can quietly fade…

HOW TO: 7 Spiritual Habits that Reduce Stress

Some people have called stress the “new normal.” A quick look at the stats seem to support this. A 2012 study at Carnegie Mellon University reports that stress levels were up between 10 to 30 percent over the past 30 years. Among women and young people, those stats were particularly disconcerting. Does the Bible offer…

HOW TO: Improve Your Quiet Time with God

How many of us start with good intentions with having quiet time with God, but never actually followed through with it? Typically the demands and busyness of life take precedence as well as following our own selfish desires. Behind closed doors, many of us yawn through our quiet times. Instead of rolling over and hitting…

HOW TO: 5 Great Ways to Study Your Bible

Psalm 119:11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. (NKJV)   2 Timothy 3:16–17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every…

HOW TO: BIBLE JOURNALING

Bible Journaling is a way for us to express for love for our Lord through art. It is journaling or doodling in the margins of your Bible.  What you draw, journal or doodle is inspired by the Word. All you need: God’s Word & The Holy Spirit guiding you. AMEN. Getting started To get you started, I have…

HOW TO: Create a Spiritual Vision Board

Have you ever been asked what your “life verse” is? You know, the scripture quote that seems to speak to you directly – the one that holds a personal meaning for you. When I first heard of this concept, I was immediately overwhelmed. With more than 31,000 verses to choose from, how could I possibly…

HOW TO: Four Prayers for Bible Reading

When we open our Bibles to read, we’re never alone. The Holy Spirit hovers over and in the words of God, ready to stir our hearts, illumine our minds, and redirect our lives, all for the glory of Christ (John 16:14). The Spirit is the X factor in Bible reading, making an otherwise ordinary routine…

HOW TO: PRAYER JOURNAL PROMPTS

Several weeks ago, I wrote about how to begin keeping a prayer journal. Today I wanted to share 17 prayer journal prompts to follow up on how to begin keeping a prayer journal. It is a space that you can speak to God and look back at how good he always is, even when we…

HOW TO: 8 Tips to Get More out of Your Bible

  Are you discouraged with your Bible reading? Find it hard to be consistent? Want to get more out of the Word? Here are a few tips that have helped me to be more consistent and enjoy my devotions more over the years. 1. Prepare the night before Every night before going to bed, I…

HOW TO: 20 PERSONAL BIBLE STUDY LIBRARY

 So, where do we even begin to create a personal bible study library? That’s what this post is for. Here are a few examples to start your library and of course, the sky is the limit. 1. A Complete Concordance (like Strong’s).  Find one that corresponds with your translation (Strong’s for KJV, The NIV Exhaustive Concordance,…