I received a couple of emails last week asking for specifics about my scripture study and how we can each have more God in our lives.
This podcast is in response to those questions, and I hope it will be helpful to each of you.
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These are the three concepts I cover in the podcast:
(1) The goal of scripture study is to connect.
While it’s great to have charts, lists, and detailed plans to make our study more deliberate, if I had to pick one focus for my daily study, it’s to feel a close connection with God. (I’ll share the details in the podcast!)
(2) We need to get in the habit of asking powerful questions.
Going to holy text with a question in mind has been extremely helpful to me. It allows me to focus my thinking and helps me apply what I learn directly to my life. I’ve been using Google Docs and Evernote to record my questions, and the Lord is so kind to answer every single one of them (though His answers do not always come in the way I would expect).
(3) These three questions will hopefully help you as much as they helped me…
I attended a conference for women several years ago, and one of my favorite mentors in the whole world, Julie Beck, challenged us to read the scriptures with these three questions in mind:
- Who am I?
- What are my responsibilities (to God)?
- How can I best fulfill those responsibilities?
It took me two years to do this, but the result blessed my life more than I can explain. I mentioned in the podcast that I would include a couple of photos here in the post, so here’s what my post-it notes looked like at the beginning of my study:
And here’s what I had for just one of the three questions by the end of the two years:
LearnDoBecome Challenge: I would love for you to go through the exercise outlined above. Or maybe you’ll want to tailor it to better meet your needs right now.
My main purpose in writing and recording this is to help each of us to more fully access the help, hope, and support that is readily available–and so willingly given from God.
I send my love and hope that this podcast will lift you today.
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