Plan for a Great Summer Bible Study
by Sandra Glahn
If you’re like me, summer means less structure. That might equal more free time, but it can also mean Bible study requires more discipline. How will you stay in the Word when pools and grills are in service? Here are some suggestions:
- Pray. Ask, “Lord, please guide me. What part of your Word do I most need to grow in my relationship with you?”
- Schedule your appointments. For people living in Old Testament times, the day started at sundown. Maybe it should for you, too. Perhaps driving a child to swim team lessons at 6 A.M. makes mornings an impractical option, but evenings after dinner work. Or maybe mid-afternoon works better, as you sit on the bleachers at softball practice. Put time with God on your schedule now, as you would any other appointments.
- Prepare the car. Should you get an audio Bible for that long car trip? This might be a great summer for listening to the book of Judges with junior high kids. Or plowing through the historical books as you make a weekday commute.
Take a few minutes to make these important summer plans, so you can be a blessing rather than a harried mess. You just might find yourself being transformed more and more into the image of Christ.
Dr. Sandra Glahn is a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and the author of more than twenty books, including the Coffee Cup Bible Study Series. Her most recent release in that series is Earl Grey with Ephesians. Web site: aspire2.com; Twitter: @SandraGlahn