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Make Time for Scripture Study

Making time for personal scripture study can be difficult when you have a busy schedule. Take advantage of the few moments you have each day to squeeze in a short scripture study.
  1. Study the scriptures for one minute right after you wake up or before you go to bed.
  2. Read a few scripture verses any few minutes you get: while eating, brushing your teeth, waiting for something to boil or heat up in the microwave, watching TV during commercials, etc.
  3. Buy the scriptures on CD or download them to your iPod to listen to in the car, at home, or while exercising.
  4. Keep scriptures in your car or purse to read when you have down time or are waiting for something. Also, you can download the scriptures onto smartphones.
  5. Sign up to get a daily scripture verse email.
  6. If even these tips don’t work for you, then stop wasting time! If you have time to watch your favorite TV show, go on Facebook, or read a book, then you have time for a few minutes of personal scripture study. Put God and your spirituality first! If you lack motivation, give yourself incentives for having personal scripture study. For example, buy yourself a new pair of shoes if you have personal scripture study for five minutes everyday for a month.
Sharing Time: How do you make time for personal scripture study?


Anonymous said…
i need to make more time for reading and pondering and less time on the computer-DAD

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