Reading the Bible is an essential part of a healthy and growing Christian life. We know this. Yet, it can be difficult to develop a real, diligent habit and get more Bible time! Sometimes we’ve just lost our rhythm and sometimes it’s just the season of life we’re in. Regardless, we know how critical it is to read the scripture so that we may know God, learn His ways, judge things rightly, navigate the struggles of life, and so much more. Still, most of us struggle to establish and keep a daily habit of Bible reading. I know I’ve been there, and it’s easy to let it slide!
As busy moms, it can be hard to establish a habit of daily Bible reading. Sometimes all we need to get the ball rolling again are some different approaches that will get us back on track. Here are 12 creative ways to fit in more Bible time! Of course, nothing really replaces consistent daily study, but there are times when these will come in handy!
12 Creative Ways to Fit in More Bible Time
The best ideas are often the most simple ones. These are 12 creative but SIMPLE ways that you can fit in more Bible time. Take one or two and try them for a week! They may become part of your ongoing routine or whet your appetite for more scripture reading. The Bible is kind of like that. The more you have, the more you want!
- 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)
What do you think? What would you add to this list?