Sometimes I get in a rut with my quiet times and just need to change what I’m doing. Do you ever get in ruts? There are times things just need to be freshened a bit. So today I’m sharing with you some practical ideas to freshen up your quiet times this summer.
5 Tips to Freshen up your Quiet Times
1. Verse Mapping
Verse Mapping is a newer concept for me. What is verse mapping you might ask? Verse mapping is an interactive Bible Study method that breaks down Scripture into diagrams and maps. The purpose is to get God’s word in your thoroughly so then that is what comes out. I ran across this detailed tutorial by Mandi Buckner here. I am definitely going to be giving it a try.
2. Scripture Writing
Instead of just reading scripture, write it. When you write the scriptures you are slowing down your mind long enough to process what you are writing? I’m a note taker during church because it helps me focus on what the sermon is on. Scripture writing goes along those same lines. On Pinterest search Scripture Writing Plans and tons will pop up. Some of them are based on topics like peace, joy, etc. or you can find them on larger portions of scripture. Here is one from Southern Plate.
3. Create a Prayer Binder
Do you want to improve your prayer life? Kari from Stone Soup for Five gives a detailed tutorial on how to create your own prayer binder. If you’re like me I have every intention of praying and I do but sometimes I get sidetracked or go off on rabbit trails. This prayer binder will help keep you focused and intentional. Something I always need in my own life.
4. R.E.S.T. Bible Study Method
R.E.S.T. stands for Read, Engage, Study & Take Charge. You can find that study method at Kaylene Yoder
5. Biblical Meditation
I really want to grow in this area and Kari from Stone Soup for Five has several posts on the Biblical meditation. Like she says, it’s hard to find directions on how to do it. If you have any interest at all in growing in this area make sure you check out this post. What I love about Kari is she is very practical.
Do you have any that you’re going to try? Do you have any methods that you love? If so please leave a link in the comment section.
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