A lot of you have asked to see my Bible routine, and I have finally gotten around to writing (and posting this post).
In order to get my Bible time in in the weekday mornings, I have my alarm set for 5:58. My rule is I have to be out of bed by 6:00, otherwise I will have to do Bible after breakfast. After 5-15 minutes of stumbling around my dark bedroom, fixing my hair, and feeding my cat, I head to the living room. I begin with prayer. I really want to start a prayer journal sometime, but for now, I remember prayer requests by memory.
After prayer, I begin with our church’s Bible study. We use study sheets which our pastor has made out for us and the sheets follow J. Vernon McGee’s Through the Bible in Five Years. Reading the passage, working on the sheet, and reading the commentaries can take anywhere from 5-20 minutes. After finishing my study sheets, I work on my Bible memory or read a book. I’m currently memorizing the book of Psalms, chapter 10 to be exact. Depending on the length of the chapter, I usually repeat it to myself 2-4 times. If I’m not working on Bible memory (I do it in evenings too, so I may not do it in the mornings), I work through a book like Speak Truth in Your Heart or a biography. Right now, however, I’m focusing on Bible memory.
By that time, it’s time for chores. Sometimes, I may listen to the daily J. Vernon McGee sermon that corresponds with our study sheets. I may also listen to a podcast, but lately, I haven’t been doing either.
Sometime during the middle part of the day (time varies) I read a devotional. I currently reading Her-Story by Diana Lynn Severance. I don’t usually like devotionals because they often conflict with what I believe. This one is really good, though I don’t always agree with the people mentioned inside.
Some months, I read a Proverb and/or Psalm a day. If I’m doing that plan, I will do that during this time. If it’s Bible Bee Summer Study season, I’ll work on the Discovery Journal (DJ) and all the other Bible Bee stuff at this time.
Somewhere between 7:30 and 9:00, I start my evening Bible routine. (Time, my dear friends, depends on if we had church, Bible study, etc.) I begin with prayer. Last year, I did a read-the-Bible in a year plan (Find the plan I did here.) This year, my goal is to read the whole Bible twice, so I’m using a five month plan I found here. I also work on Bible memory and review what I have memorized (usually 10-15 minutes). Our Bible study has started Lies Young Women Believe , so either at my mid-day Bible time or now, I will work on the workbook and whatever else needs done.
And that, my friends, is my current Bible routine. I hope to eventually incorporate more Bible in my life, but right now, I’m working on maintaining this routine.
Need some verses to memorize? Click here for NKJV A-Z Bible Verses!