You can read part 1 & 2 here:
Part 1: Intro
Part 2: Shift Your Perspective
Useful Bible Study Tools
Today I want to share a couple Bible study tools that are helpful and useful for Bible study. While not necessary, they make studying the Bible more in depth, organized and focused, at least for me.
Since beginning the Thirty Days of Bible Study for Busy Mama's, I have obtained this new tool for Bible study.(Affiliate links are present within this post)
It has really helped my colorful personality to have something fun to mark up my Bible with and make certain things really stand out to me. Before I purchased these, I tried using regular Crayola colored pencils and I really had to press hard to get them to show up. This can actually result in tearing pages in my Bible. So when I received the Prismacolor pencils in the mail, I was happy that the color was quite rich. I didn't need to press real hard to get it to show up.
Well worth the little extra cost and since these are only used for Bible study purposes, they will last quite a while.
This Bible Study book itself is a tool. It helps me dig into the Word in a more focused manner; in ways I may not have thought of on my own.
Here's what a typical day from the Bible Study for Busy Mama's - Colossians 3, looks like:
Each day, you will read Colossians 3. Then you will re-read it looking for specific things in the passage. In this case, it's making a list of all the things that we are to throw off as Christians. All negative commands.
This study I began before I had my colored pencils. So you can see I used regular pencil to square off the negative commands.
Spending time in God's word helps me remember His truths on a regular basis. In addition, I feel a heart connection with Him. His presence stays with me, even when I've closed my Bible, in a much richer sense. I have a greater sense of peace, simply knowing I'm not alone, because reading His word reminds me of His promises.
Other tools include: