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Devotional Bible Study
Short Bible study to learn about the Bible and let God speak to you
Best Use for
When you need to renew your relationship with God
- Prepare your heart and pray for the Holy Spirit’s help
- Find a short portion of the Bible and read it
- Find a Bible verse to meditate on
- Respond with a prayer to God
- Take notes on the journal
Things to consider
It is important where your portion of Bible is from. It is good to know in advance that the portion is suitable for a meaningful meditation. Meditation is to focus on the Bible verse and keep thinking about it. Thinking about it will give you a response to God. Sometimes the response can be an action that you do like setting up a good habit. Or it can be a truth that you learn and let it embed into you.
Step 1: Prepare your heart and pray for the Holy Spirit’s help
First I quiet myself down and pray, “Dear God, please help me to understand Your word. Open my ears and heart and please guide me with Holy Spirit. Help me to focus in quiet time. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
Step 2: Find a short portion of the Bible and read it
I will read John 14:15-21 (NIV):
“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
Step 3: Find a Bible verse to meditate on
After reading the selected passage one time I notice the verse “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you” as something important to my current situation. I am struggling whether God is present in my life. So I start meditating on the verse. After I meditating on it, I have realized that God will not leave me as He promised. And it becomes a thankful prayer and praise to Him.
Step 4: Respond with a prayer to God
“Dear God, thank you for staying with me all the time. I praise you for your kindness and love for all of the Christians. You are an amazing and loving God. Amen.”
Step 5: Take notes on the journal
Finally, I write down what I have learned in my journal. It is good to keep a journal because later you can review and maybe even share your lesson with others. So others can benefit from your experience.