12 Creative Ways to Fit in More Bible Time
- Bookend your day: Read a chapter of Proverbs in the morning and a chapter of Psalms at night
- Read a Proverb each day of the month (since there are 31 Proverbs)
- Focus on verse memorization and prayer, meditating on one verse/passage at a time
- Put the Bible in the bathroom (no judgement here lol!)
- Tack a book ring with memory verses to the bathroom wall and review them when you just need a break before you’re going to lose it! Yes… that’s me some days.
- Turn on the audio of YouVersion and stick it in your back pocket while going about your day
- Put worship music on in the background and really praise/worship in those precious pockets of time when they come
- Read your Bible or read it on YouVersion in bed in the morning/evening
- Change up your reading plan. Try Doorposts’ Busy Mama Bible studies and do them with your kids while they eat
- Do a kid’s Bible study along with your children, such as our Bible Brick Challenges or Doorposts’ Busy Mama Bible studies
- Schedule a monthly or quarterly coffee shop getaway for in-depth Bible study
- Play The Visual Bible during the day (it’s scripture only and very well done – We have Matthew and love it)
Resources to Help You Fit in More Bible Time
Over the years, in my regular study and my efforts to “fit in” more Bible time, I have come across some really helpful tools that make it easier. Some of them are mentioned above but I’ll include them here and several more!
- Wide margin journal Bible for writing notes and prayers. This is the one I use.
- A good study Bible like this one or this one when you want to go deeper (along with resources like BlueLetterBible for research)
- Family studies like the James Scripture Challenge or Bible Road Trip (family studies and homeschool Bible count as Bible time, btw!)
- Daily devotion Bible study checklist for kids (and adults)
- Women’s Bible studies for a plan and accountability. (Pray for discernment – there are teachers and studies that are not biblical. I recommend Jen Wilkin and Nancy Demoss Wogelmuth to start with. Other Bible studies by teachers like R.C. Sproul and John MacArthur are also good choices.)
- Get small pocket Bibles that can fit in your purse, in the bathroom, in the car, etc.
- Bible Brick Challenges
- Doorposts’ Busy Mama Bible studies
- YouVersion App for the phone (devotions, audio Bible, reading plans, etc.)
- The Visual Bible (for background scripture)
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