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My Bible Routine

 A lot of you have asked to see my Bible routine, and I have finally gotten around to writing (and posting this post).

Morning:

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.

Mid-day:

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.

Evening:

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!

36 thoughts on “My Bible Routine”

  1. Loved this post Lilly! It’s always fun to see what others are doing to get into God’s Word! I recently finished Lies Young Women Believe and it was so good! One of my top ten faves! It’s cool that you are memorizing the book of Psalms! Keep up the good work!
    Grace

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed LYWB too! It’s such a great book! Have you ever read Sarah Mally’s “Speak Truth in Your Heart”? It’s like LYWB, and I love it! Thanks and same to you!

  2. That’s awesome, Lilly!! So glad you have a routine that works for you. Spending time in God’s Word and in prayer is very important. Like you, I generally do my morning devotions before breakfast (which, in my house, can be anywhere between 6:30-7:30, so I try to be awake no later than 5:45). A lot of my school curriculum for this year is made up of Bible as well. 😊

    1. Yes! Morning devotions before breakfast is the best way to start the day, isn’t it? I lot of my school is made up of Bible too, especially History! 🙂

  3. I’m enjoying your new blog!!! That’s so cool… me and a bunch of girls from church did LYWB too! I also enjoy school books that are Christian and bring the Bible into the work too! ~Autumn

    1. (I have a different name for WordPress… but this is Autumn from farmandphotographylife.blogspot.com. 😊

  4. That is a great routine!!! I loved reading this post, it is so important to make time for God every day and study the Bible. ❤️s -Camille

  5. Hooray! I found your new blog through a comment you left on Rosy’s, so I came here… and then I went to your old blog to see if you told us about the change… and I see you did! 😀 I totally agree with trying to get away from google and other major platforms; my family is working on that too. We are using Startpage instead of DuckDuckGo, but I’ve used DuckDuckGo in the past too. 🙂

    Anyway! Thanks for sharing about your Bible times! It was interesting to read. I am currently working on reading through the Bible in chronological order (in one year), as well as the chapter from Proverbs for the day. I’m working on memorizing Philippians, and I’ve been reading through “Handbook for Soul Winners” by Le Roy Gager and answering questions from it for our church’s Ladies’ Bible Study. 🙂

    I congratulate you on your “new” blog, and I hope you get used to the new platform quickly! I love WordPress, though I haven’t used Blogger. 🙂 If you have any questions about WP, I’d be glad to help!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Leona! Oh, we aren’t the only ones crazy enough to leave Google! 🙂 I’m going to check out Startpage…

      I’m glad you enjoyed reading! Sounds like you have a good Bible routine. Philippians is such a good book–I hope to memorize it one day, but I told myself I need to stay with Psalms and finish it before starting on another book. “Handbook for Soul Winners” sounds very good; I’ll have to check it out sometime!

      Thanks! WordPress is pretty nice. I’ll keep that in mind! 🙂

      1. No, you aren’t the only ones! 😉

        I’m afraid “Handbook for Soul Winners” is rather rare at this point… when ladies started buying it for our Bible study, we used up most of the copies (except one in Australia…). So we had to take it to a print shop so we could have enough copies (it doesn’t have a copyright). I wish there was a way for there to be enough copies for whoever wants it! :/

        And I realized I made a mistake in my previous comment: I’m working on reading through the Bible in canonical order, not chronological. 🙂

      2. I see what you mean…I looked it up and found absolutely no results. I guess that means it’s a beneficial book. 🙂

        I guessed you meant canonical order, though some people do read the Bible in chronological order (that’d be confusing for me..).

  6. How are you liking LYWB? I read it a couple years ago and I had a mixed opinion. I enjoyed reading this post!

    1. It’s okay. I read LYWB before, but it’s so…..blunt? I mean, it talks about a lot of topics, some that are kind of uncomfortable (but definitely needing addressed!), some that could be said a bit more discreetly, and some that don’t apply to this sheltered homeschooled girl, but overall, it’s a pretty good book. I prefer “Speak Truth in Your Heart” by Sarah Mally because it’s more discreet, and it applies more to me than LYWB. Thanks for commenting, Victoria!

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