Study God's Word
On January 1, 2020, I started a whole new method for having my personal worship time. In 2019, I had read through the bible in a year and had done a little journaling which proved helpful in retaining the lessons I had learned. While reading through the Bible is great, I wanted to study deeper this past year and to really understand verses and passages in a way that would help me remember them and share them.
So I started studying single verses or short passages during my personal time with the Lord. I started reading different versions of the verse or passage. I used the dictionary, the commentary, the Spirit of Prophecy, and other various resources to help me gain insight and understanding to what I was studying. I went searching for other related texts. I would reflect, pray, and paraphrase. I would write applications and insight. I journaled all of this, and I can honestly tell you that it's been the best personal study year for me ever!
Out of my study time came this set of 12 Bible Study Cards because these different study outlines have helped to make my time with the Lord more personal and more meaningful. This type of study has definitely strengthened my relationship with the Lord, thus, I plan on continuing this method in this new year. I can't tell you how much I love reviewing the two notebooks I have that are full of study notes and outlines! What a blessing!
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"The study of the Bible demands our most diligent effort and persevering thought. As the miner digs for the golden treasure in the earth, so earnestly, persistently, must we seek for the treasure of God's word. In daily study the verse-by-verse method is often most helpful. Let the student take one verse, and concentrate the mind on ascertaining the thought that God has put into that verse for him, and then dwell upon the thought until it becomes his own. One passage thus studied until its significance is clear is of more value than the perusal of many chapters with no definite purpose in view and no positive instruction gained."
- Education 189