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How to have a solo Bible Reading Date

If we can make plans for friend outings, family gatherings, and after-work hangouts, then why not schedule a Bible Reading Date? But wait, what exactly does this mean? The FAQs below will surely help answer your questions!

Q: “What is a Bible Reading Date?”
A: It’s a specific day in your week wherein you dedicate ample time for solo Bible reading, studying, and reflection. This is different from your daily devotional because the Bible Reading Date will take a lot more time out of your day.

Q: “Who should I have a Bible Reading Date with?”
A: Preferably, this is a private and solo activity—just between you and the Lord.

Q: “When should I have this date?”
A: Apart from having regular or daily Bible study time, this Bible Reading Date should hold a secure spot in every week of your life.

Q: “Where should I have this date?”
A: It is ideal that you choose a quiet and comfortable place where you are sure you won’t get distracted or disturbed by others.

Q: “What are the components of a Bible Reading Date?”
A: Some ideas for you:
● Read one passage that will guide your whole reflection time with the Lord
● Answer journaling questions regarding the passage you have read
● Engage God in a conversation through prayer
● Keep quiet for a few minutes to feel and hear what He wants to convey to you
● Write two letters: one for yourself and one for the Lord
○ The “letter to yourself” can contain words of encouragement or insights you gained that you can read on your next Bible Reading Date
○ The “letter to God” can contain questions and prayer requests that you can present in the current date, and then you may open that same letter on your next date

Q: “Why should I have a Bible Reading Date in the first place?”
A: It’s very important for a person to have time to settle and reflect. We can’t always be on the move. We need stillness and quiet every once in a while. Also, what a joy it is to be able to spend time with the Lord and discuss His very words with Him!

Click here for a free downloadable sheet of journaling prompts!

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I think this is very helpful to every readers. The word of the Lord are the food of our soul which we always need every minute of our life. I dont often read the Bible but everytime i open it, God was always like in front of me and speaking as what is something i'm just needing to hear. He speaks to me and i can feel it. A million thanks to You my Lord.

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