Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wonderful Bible Study Book!!

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.

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:

Psalm 18:1-3
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.
-high tower

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.


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Amy said...

Love this post. I am trying to combine my daily quiet time (with a five year old LOL) and journaling.

Have a beautiful day.