I recently built a shed in our backyard. I bought one of those DIY kits from Costco. Truth be told, it was significantly less “kit-like” and more “we’ve cut all the boards, but you’re basically building a tiny house from scratch.”
I knew WHY I was building it. (We have very little storage and I think I heard our garage audibly cry for mercy.)
I knew WHEN I was building it. (When I told myself “this summer” I thought that meant two weeks during July and August. Come to find out, weeks and months are interchangeable words.)
Yup. I knew why and when. The how part was learned along the way.
Fortunately, the shed came with a guide. The first page of the guide laid out the parts of the shed – and equally important – the tools I would need. The remaining pages walked me step-by-step through the process of building the shed.
I would have been lost without the guide.
So many people “drift” in their Bible reading because they have answered the first two questions, but they lack the guide for answering the HOW question.
You might know why you want to be consistent in the Word (deepen your relationship with Jesus) and when you want to start (Now!).
But what are the tools you’re going to use and what process will you follow?
This post and the next will focus on The Tools and The Process. There are so many tools you can use for Bible study. Let’s dive in to my Top 5 Bible Study Tools. [Read more…] about How to Avoid “Drifting” in Your Bible Reading (Part 3: The Tools)