It’s not easy – getting into the Word while the house is full of little ones who need us twenty-four hours a day.
But it’s essential.
If you’re struggling to spend time reading the Bible, if you’re reading but not getting much out of what you’re reading, if you just want some encouragement while you study your Bible — you’re in the right place! You can study the Bible, even while serving a family full of little ones.
In November, we spent a month studying the third chapter of Colossians together – 5 minutes at a time. We had a wonderful time, marveling at the riches of one short chapter. We learned a lot of life-changing things.
Now we’re ready for another month of study! This time we’re going to look at Psalm 37, a psalm I’ve grown to love as I’ve studied and memorized it. It’s such an encouragement and so relevant to the times we are in!
Throughout the month of March, we will spend five minutes a day studying and meditating on this psalm. I know that even five minutes can be a real challenge! But most of us can find a way to make five minutes for the things we really care about. It may take some creativity. You may have to put something else aside. You may need to enlist the help and encouragement of your husband or another friend, and you may not get five minutes in every day. But you can get some study in. If you need some help and encouragement, please join us!
Don’t give up if you can’t do all of the study as well as you would like. If you have to miss some days, don’t quit! Use the weekly catch up day to make up for lost days, or just skip ahead to the current day’s study. No one is checking your work! 🙂 Whatever you do is better than doing nothing at all.
If you’re just joining us, be sure to read this introductory post from our last study. You’ll find some creative ideas for how, when, and where to do your study, and a list of suggested supplies. In addition, this post will give you more ideas to help you “make” time to read God’s Word, and this post will give hope to mothers of very young children. If you know you should be reading the Bible, but need some motivation, read last Thursday’s post and prayerfully re-evaluate your priorities.
We’re adding two new features to this 30-Day study!
- A Facebook group to give those of you who have joined us for the study the opportunity to interact with each other. I am looking forward to a time of great fellowship and encouragement together.
- Specific ideas for using these studies with your children. One of the best ways to make time for Bible study in a house full of children is to invite them to join you! Not only will you make time for your own study, but you will be teaching them how to study the Bible, too!
On many days, your children will be able to follow right along with you in your study. On other days, other assignments will be provided for the children. These will be included at the end of the day’s post.
Let’s start our study by praying for God’s blessing and thanking Him for His loving grace that delights in giving us the desires of our hearts. Ask Him to help you come up with at least five minutes a day to read His Word. Ask Him to give you the desire and commitment to study His Word, no matter how challenging it is. He’ll do it!
Gather your materials (a Bible, a notebook, a pen, and some colored pencils or pens if you have them), and I’ll see you on Friday!
“More desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb” (Psalm 19:10).