To make my time studying the Bible easier, I place everything I may need into a basket and store it all together. That way, when I am ready to have my quiet time, (I don’t love that phrase, anybody have a better one?) I can grab the basket and take it to any spot I want. I normally choose the kitchen table, but also enjoy the couch or even the bed!
Currently I am reading through the Bible with a Bible-in-a-year plan, but will be taking a small break to do a Galatians study with a favorite blogger of mine (click here to join in)! So, some days all I need is my Bible, and pen or highlighter. Before I began reading the Bible through, I would just do whatever I felt that day! I have a few guided journals or studies that I keep on hand. Keeping it all in one place is just so convenient.
Below, I will breakdown just what’s in my basket, and will link to any items I can!
*Left to right.
Proverbs 31 Study | This is one of my favorite studies. It’s great because it can be done consecutively, or each lesson can stand alone.
Notebook | Just a cute notebook to jot thoughts down. It has lined paper which I prefer for writing. This one is standard notebook size paper.
She Reads Truth Bible | If you’ve been around here much, or follow me on Instagram then you know how much I love this Bible! It really is so amazing. Not only do I love the translation (New Standard), but it has so many amazing “extra” features. It helps that it’s beautiful too.
Give Me Jesus Journal | This gorgeous floral journal is one of the best guided study journals I have ever seen. It isn’t a Bible study, you simply use the prompts within it for any passage of Scripture you are reading. It’s perfect if you aren’t sure how to really study God’s word.
Notebook | Another little notebook. This one has no lines. Sometimes I use it to illustrate verses I want to remember or be praying over.
Journal | This is my “journal” and I add the quotations because I don’t really journal in it. This is the journal where all my thoughts, lists, ideas, or anything else goes. It is so random and messy! Often times when I am reading the Bible I think of blog post ideas. They all get written in that journal. Often next to a grocery list!
Val Marie Prayer Journal | This is a guided prayer journal. It has sections for each month with general topics of prayer. I usually fill it out at the beginning of the month, and then pick one section to pray for each day.
Pens and Pencils | I may no longer be a teacher, but I still have a strong love for good pens and pencils! I don’t think my love of school supplies will ever die! I love the gel highlighters and felt-tip pens. I like having lots of color options! I keep it all in a pencil bag so it’s easy to reach.
Basket | I actually snagged this basket for five bucks at Dollar General. I would have preferred a nice one from Target, but I found this one and it works great for now!
I hope this maybe gave you some ideas on how to make your time studying the Bible easier. Having everything in one place is so nice, it really was a game changer!
Stayed tuned because in the coming weeks I am going to share what is in my husband’s basket! Yep, he was one too!