It’s the last Sunday of the month, I’m drinking my coffee, and thinking about God and you all.
This year has been rough for many of us. It definitely has not been anything we imagined when we made our New Year’s Resolutions 6 months ago. Many of us are still facing restrictions in our lives we wish weren’t there. Many of us cannot travel to see new places, or even to see our friends and family. Many of us see life slipping by when we don’t have those days to waste.
My dear friend, Lissette Trahan, is about to release a book of prayers, and I wrote a forward for her just now. It got me thinking about how many of us, when we go to God in prayer, have nothing to say. We begin “Dear God” and then nothing. This has been me lately.
I’m here to tell you it’s okay if you have nothing to say. Truly, God knows your heart, mind, and thoughts and knows what troubles you, where you need Him to show up, and how much pain you are in. But, He likes to hear our voices anyways. It’s the effort that matter, not the results.
What matters is that you do show up — not what you say. Show up, and God will show up. And for many of us, that’s all we need right now.
Most of us have no time anymore, even with COVID concerns. It seems that the days, while chugging along, are always filled. So how do you study the Bible in the midst of personal chaos?
5 TIPS TO STUDY THE BIBLE WHEN YOU HAVE NO TIME
- Listen to the Bible. If you drive anywhere (which is the vast majority of us), you can listen to the Bible while in the car. Even if you are only driving five minutes to the grocery store. Any time with God is better than no time with God.
- Pick a Bible verse and memorize it. There are so many good (and short) Bible verses to memorize, and it takes very little time. Choose one every week, and you’ll be surprised at how much you’ve memorized of the Bible.
- Put Bible verses around your home. This can be on whiteboards, on the fridge, on your bathroom mirror, on your BBQ grill, and on your home gym. Sticky notes fit anywhere!
- Pray. When you pray, you don’t need anything — only a heart right for God. It’s that simple.
- Decide to read the Bible for 5 minutes every day. That’s it! We all have 5 minutes to spare, so just do it!
I hope you’ve enjoyed these quick tips to help you study the Bible when you have no time. Contact me today with questions!