Last month I went with our church to a ladies advance about an hour from here. We were to sign up for 3 workshops. One was on organization, another was winning teens to Christ, and the third was a new transforming way to learn who God is. I wasn't expecting much...I mean you've heard one Bible study way you've heard them all RIGHT??!! Well let me tell you BOY was I wrong! The Bible study is based on a book written by Mardi Collier called "What do I know about my God?"
I'm telling you, if you can buy this book!! I am on my second time through the book. In the book she teaches you a way to keep a journal about what you learn about God. Before this, I did my quiet time just to do it, or I did it just to fit it in somewhere. But I rarely walked away with anything to grow on. I am learning SO much about God from this. Below I am going to describe how I have started mine. I opted for a large binder, so I can add alot to it. But you can use any size you want.
ITEMS YOU NEED:
3 ring binder
loose leaf paper
I chose to make my binder "pretty" with scrapbook paper. I will probably change the cover when I have some time. But for now this will do.
Now, in the book Mardi suggests we start in Psalms. Read as many verses as you can. Pick out a word in a verse that tells you about God. For example:
I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
When you read these verses you will see there are many things in here that describe God.
So from this list I will pick strength. At the top of a sheet of paper write: My God is strength. Then below that write out Psalm 18:1-3. For each word in the list you would make a new page. I have A-B-C tabs so I can keep them separate. Eventually I will be making up an index.
This is a sample of one of my pages. At the bottom of the page I write a little "blurb" of what I was doing when I discovered this about My God! Where I was, what I was doing, maybe who was speaking ect. I'm telling you, you really should head on over to CBD and purchase this book. You will be so blessed from it. I know I was. I have grown so much in this past month. What a great witnessing tool this is as well. When you are speaking with a friend who needs Christ you can turn to the section My God is my Savior!
Not only is this book a Bible study method but a personal testimony of Mardi Collier. She opens right up to her readers and shares a lot with us. Most of which I could so relate! Her and her husband operate The Wilds, a christian camp for young and old...I mean young at heart.