3 ways to limit distractions when reading The Bible

Do you want to read your Bible regularly but sometimes feel distracted, or unsure of what to read in your bible? I have felt the same and have discovered 3 ways to limit distractions when reading The Bible.

You attend bible studies, go to church every week, and get involved. Despite all that, you are still struggling to have a consistent quiet time and a hard time applying God’s word to your life.  

While it may seem impossible, you can overcome distractions when reading The Bible, understand what it says, and apply it to your life. 

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3 ways to limit distractions when reading The Bible

1. Develop a quiet time routine that works for you

Every single Christian writer and speaker out there says the same thing: read your bible in the morning to start your day off right. 

Well, that advice didn’t work for me. It was actually a huge stumbling block that kept me from reading my Bible consistently. 

Why? I hate mornings! I’m not a morning person. I love The Lord, but the idea of getting out of bed one second before I have to grates my soul. 

Strong words, I know. 

My point? 

The regular advice didn’t work for me. I needed to create a Bible reading routine that worked for the person I am and the season I’m in. 

We are so uniquely made that a bible reading plan that works for me might not work for you. So spend some time figuring out what will work for you. 

I promise it’s a game-changer, and I know you’ll thank me later. 

2. Learn what questions to ask while reading your Bible 

The idea of understanding the Bible can seem intimidating. Trust me, there have been many occasions where I read the word of God and have no clue what it says. 

To gain more understanding, I depend on the Holy Spirit and asked a few key Bible study questions to dig into the deeper meaning. 

Some questions include: 
  • Who wrote this text?
  • Who is the text written to?
  • What does this text reveal about God and His character?
  • What do we learn about people?

There are many other questions you can ask yourself, but these are a great starting point for any passage you read. 

You don’t have to ask all the questions. Just start with one verse and one or two questions. 

When you do this, you will soon see how much more you are learning about God and His word. 

3. Seek Accountability 

The Bible is full of verses that tell us we were made for the community. 

In Genesis 2:18 the Lord says: “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

We can’t walk this Christian walk on our own. We need people to support us, show us the way, and keep us accountable for our actions. 

This may sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. 

You can choose to be accountable for what you read by tracking your progress, or by asking someone to check in on you once in a while to see how you are doing. 

Do Want to learn even more by reading God’s word, understanding what it says, and applying it to your life? Join The Christian Growth Hub!

The Christian Growth Hub is an online, monthly membership focused on helping Christian women read the Bible, understand it, and apply it to their lives. 

The Christian Growth Hub includes lessons for each of the sections described above. 

1. Develop a quiet time routine that works for you
  • How to create a quiet time routine
  • Monthly Bible Reading Plans
2. Learn what questions to ask while reading your Bible 
  • 4 Simple Steps to Bible Study
  • 3 truths to understanding The Bible
  • The ultimate list of bible Study Questions
3. Seek Accountability 
  • Setting Up accountability
  • Find trackers, planners, and more for keeping yourself accountable
  • Connect with me and other members in the member’s Facebook group and ask for accountability 

Being part of the Christian Growth Hub, you get lifetime access to 14 lessons and new monthly training and resources and so much more!

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3 ways to limit distractions when reading The Bible

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