I'm so grateful that we have so many resources at our disposal to help us study and read the bible. There are many different ways we can study the bible. Bible studies, Bible apps, Devotionals, Books, and many more. All of these resources are right at our finger tips and easy to access. But what if you want to study the bible on your own? Is there an easy way we can do this and not get so confused?
Many people have tried many different methods and some have created new methods to study the bible. Today I'm going to bring you 5 different methods that I found and like using with studying the bible. Give these a try and let me know which one you like best.
The first method I found and used is the W.O.R.D method. W.O.R.D stands for write, observe, relevant, and declare. This involves you writing down the scripture, observing it, reflect and apply it to your own life, and declare it over your life.
S.O.A.P stands for scripture, observation, application, prayer. This one is similar to the W.O.R.D method and is used by a lot of people. This method you would noticed is in the Happy Planner Faith Planner. You would write down the verse or scripture that spoke to you, observe it, apply it to your life, and create your own prayer with the scripture.
R.E.S.T stands for read, engage, savor, take charge. You would read a short passage in one of the stories out of the bible, engage by writing out the scripture, savor it by meditating on it, and then take charge by writing down what God is saying to you through the scripture.
4.) Verse Mapping
With this method you would want to write down the scripture, map it out (highlighting, boxing, circling, and underlining), summarize it, apply it to your life, and pray it over your life. This method is more of simple creative way you can read the bible.
5.) Bible Journaling
This one is my favorite one. I can be has creative as I want and there's not a lot to 'studying' involve if you don't want there to be. There are many ways you can bible journal. You can journal in your own bible with stickers, paint, color pencils, etc. If you don't want to journal in your bible, then you can journal the scripture in a note book or drawing pad. This method is the funnest out of them all and allows you to be as creatively free as you like to be.