October 1

Before You Start Studying the Bible … Be Sure to Do This

So, we’ve been chatting about the Bible Study Boulevard—the journey we’re all on toward better Bible study and a deeper walk with God.
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So far we’ve explored the first two stages:
💙 BELIEVER – the starting point for our journey—salvation by grace through faith
💖 CRAVER – the place where we’re ready to take our faith seriously and begin investing in our spiritual life
The next up is 💛 BUILDER.

This is a crucial stage that many try to skip over.
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Perhaps you can identify with the following:

You become a CRAVER.
You are excited to do this Bible study thing.
You long to grow spiritually and are ready to do what it takes.
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You grab a Bible study.
Or chose a reading plan.
You’re SO excited!
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But a week later you’re “behind” and discouraged.
Overwhelmed and confused.
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We are limited beings and taking up something new takes time and effort. Studying the Bible is not a simply task. It takes skill, tools, resources, and time.
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So, before we start studying, we need to start first with building the habit of showing up daily.
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👉🏻 Building a new habit is hard enough on its own. 👈🏻
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That’s why I’m a huge fan of SMALL reading plans. So we can focus on building the basics. I have a short 5-day reading plan on happiness here.
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It may feel like you’re not moving forward very quickly, but skipping this step—building the habit of regularly opening up your Bible—will keep you from making progress long term.
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We’re in a marathon, not a sprint. So let’s start with consistently waking around the block first.
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Once we’re in the habit of showing up, then we’re ready for the next stage when we can start flexing our Bible study muscles.
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For now, BUILD THE HABIT.


Not sure where you are on the Boulevard? Take the quiz! Katieorr.me/quiz


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Bible, Bible Study, Bible Study Boulevard, bible study tips


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