A Christian’s New Year’s Resolve: More Bible Study

Published on Facebook on Dec 31, 2016 because we were unable to write it here. A Christian’s New Year’s Resolve: More Bible Study
We make resolutions for the New Year….BIG plans. Then something happens and the plans are forgotten. A Resolve is to decide firmly on a course of action. Soul Sisters’ Resolve for 2017 is more Bible reading and study along with more spiritual encouragements for all of the women who read this blog. We invite you to join us.
Searching the internet will glean many plans for reading through the Bible in one year and plans for indepth study of the Bible. One plan is the 5x5x5 Bible Reading Plan:
5 Minutes a Day. If you’re not currently reading the Bible, start with 5 minutes a day. 
 5 Days a Week. Determine a time and location to spend 5 minutes a day for 5 days a week. It is best of have a consistent time and a quiet place where you can regularly meet with the Lord.
5 Ways to Dig Deeper. We must pause in our reading to dig into the Bible. Below are 5 different way to dig deeper each day. These exercises will encourage meditation. 
 We recommend a single idea for a week to find what works best for you. Remember to keep a pen and paper ready to capture God’s insights.
Underline or highlight key words or phrases in the Bible passage. Use a pen or highlighter to mark new discoveries from the text. Periodically review your markings to see what God is teaching you.
Put it into your own words. Read the passage or verse slowly, then rewrite each phrase or sentence using your own words.
Ask and answer some questions. Questions unlock new discoveries and meanings. Ask questions about the passage using these words: who, what, why, when, where, or how. Jot down some thoughts on how you would answer these questions.
Capture the big idea. God’s Word communicates big ideas. Periodically ask, “What’s the big idea in this sentence, paragraph, or chapter?” 
 Personalize the meaning. When God speaks to us through the Scriptures, we must respond. A helpful habit is personalizing the Bible through application. Ask: “How could my life be different today as I respond to what I’m reading?”
You can find this entire reading plan by visiting: www.navigators.org. or www.discipleshipjournal.com. 
 From our heart to yours……..