They say the hardest part is getting started.
I’m not sure who “they” are, and surely “they” haven’t met many people like me.
Excellent starter, horrible finisher—even when it comes to Bible study. (see 7 Practical Bible Study Tips for the Easily Distracted)
But this past week I’ve woken up and have felt anxious and uncomfortable about opening my Bible. And it’s been miserable.
I want to feel confident opening God’s Word.
I want to dive in, be refreshed, and use what I learned throughout my day.
Instead of my usual moping around in frustration—or simply avoiding the Bible (normal Kelsey!)—I decided to make a list of all the ways I could get started. I challenged myself to make sure none of them required I buy or find a plan online.
(Not that there is anything wrong with Bible study “plans” I simply wanted to give myself zero excuses to get started.)
Friend, satan will use anything to distract you from getting into Truth. And when you desire Truth, He’ll use your insecurities, inexperience, and lack of a plan to keep you out.
Let’s not give him an inch of our time in God’s Word.
So let’s pray for focus, clarity, and the strength to get started. And let’s do this, friend!
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6 Doable Ways to Begin Studying the Bible (when you don’t know where to start)
Side note: I’m going to start talking about cross-references and word studies and reading passages in context. If all of this is exactly why you don’t know where to start, I totally get it.
It wasn’t that long ago that this Bible study aficionado was stumbling along in Scripture. And because of this, I put together a short study guide to help you get started.
You can sign up to download it, here.