One of the Most Powerful Ways to Refresh Moms

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My kitchen was still dark, the sun was just coming up over the horizon. Silence was all I could hear as I eagerly set the tea kettle on the stove and chose my favorite mug.

I was excited to fill up my cup both literally and figuratively. Heading to my farm-style kitchen table, I sat down with a prayer on my breath. I opened the Bible and sighed, I’m going to get alone with the Lord.

Next thing I heard was the sound of one of my kids scampering across the hard wood floor heading right to me. It was the clingy toddler, so I knew my time with the Lord was over for now.

Is it just me, or do you find yourself struggling to find the time to get with the Lord?

Not only do I have a difficult time finding the time, but also what to do with the Bible when I finally find that time.

So many times I’ll open the Bible and almost “eeny, meeny, miny, moe” to where I want to begin reading. I’ll catch myself reading, but when I ask myself what it means, I’ll forget what I just read.

Does this happen to you?

By the time my toddler is content again, I’ll return to my cold cup of tea and the table to try again.

I’ll read His words on the edge of my seat ready to jump at command to my child.  My Creator wants me relaxed and refreshed when I leave His presence. This mom wasn’t feeling any of that.

Sound familiar? No wonder it takes me 3 hours to drink a mug of tea in the morning.

One of the Most Powerful Ways to Refresh Moms. Bible Study Methods. 7 Methods in 7 Days. Arabah Joy. Scripture. Growing in faith. Encouragement for Moms. Bonus Freebie.

The Missing Part of My Bible Study

Here’s what I’ve been missing. I been trying to read quantity over quality. Even if I could just read a verse or two, it’s still progress and growth. My problem is, I just need to know what to do with the passage to extract more of the meaning out of it.

Here’s where I need help. In the past I’ve learned a few methods of studying the Bible, but the steps were complicated and I needed my notes in order to do it. Keeping track of notes with kids is pretty much useless. Complicated steps in the midst of the busy isn’t do-able.

Bible Study Methods

My friend, Arabah Joy, just designed a course about Bible Study Methods. She will be teaching seven methods through video. For seven days, you will get an email with a new method.

The best part is you can work at your own pace. This momma of 5 was most excited about this.

AJ has served in ministry for 20 years and has shared these methods with believers all over the world. I’m confident they will help you as well.

Bible Study Methods is a great course, it was extremely helpful to my morning routine. Now, I get deeper with Him because I will know where to start and what to do.

At the end of this easy seven day course, you will be able to tackle the Bible on your own!

**Bonus from AJ this week***

The Study the Word: Ephesians Plan beautifully combines all seven Bible study methods taught in BSM: 7 Ways in 7 Days to create a rich and exciting deep dive into the book of Ephesians… in just six weeks! This plan is included FREE when you purchase during launch week (March 20th -26th, 2017).

As a mom, I need to get in the Word every day. It’s my only assurance to have the strength, wisdom and grace to be the mom my kids need me to be.

**** When you sign up for it this week, you will also get my bonus freebie “10 Verses When Parenting is Hard.” This printable has key words, Scripture and daily application to use on the days you just need a pep talk. I’m hoping this bonus will provide you some encouragement as you serve your family.

Bible Study Methods. 7 Methods in 7 Days. Arabah Joy. Scripture. Growing in faith. Bonus Freebie. 10 Verses When Parenting is Hard.

 

I know when I’m struggling, it’s hard to find the right verse so I’ve done it for you!

One of the Most Powerful Ways to Refresh Moms. Bible Study Methods. 7 Methods in 7 Days. Arabah Joy. Scripture. Growing in faith. Encouragement for Moms. Bonus Freebie.

Grabbing Hold of Bible Study Methods

So if you’re wondering how to dive deeper into the Word, here’s what you do.

  1. Purchase BSM  (affiliate link) for $29.00
  2. Send julie@unmaskingthemess.com  a copy of your receipt.
  3. Julie will send you your link to the bonus freebie.

That’s it, so easy!

I hope you’re as excited as I am to learn more methods!

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17 thoughts on “One of the Most Powerful Ways to Refresh Moms

  1. I’m visiting from Inspire Me Monday. I do remember those days trying to find a few minutes to spend in God’s Word with little children in the house. And I agree that quality is much more important than quantity. The simplest thing for me to apply when reading the Bible is “Observe, Interpret, Apply.” Whether it’s a verse or a chapter, reading it to understand what it means and then to apply it to myself helps keep me from just dragging my eyes across the page.

  2. I remember when it seemed like no matter how much earlier I got up each morning to spend time with God, my oldest seemed to know and toddle out of bed, too! This looks like a great resource!

  3. I can totally relate to your frustrations – my children are young and it isn’t unusual for one of them to get up while I am still trying to read and study the Word. I have come to realize that this is actually ok – they are seeing me read the Bible. I even gave them their own Bible that they could “read” and “write” in – some people may think it’s disrespectful for them to scribble in their Bible but I think, when they write the name of Jesus or the word love across the page, it’s teaching them to love Jesus more. Your friend’s Bible study method looks like a great resource!! Hang in there! Your neighbor at #raralinkup

    1. Adrienne- thanks for sharing what you do! I like your perspective shift- they see their mom with the Lord. Blessings!

  4. Oh, Julie … how I’ve lived where you live … unceasing interruptions with my quiet time … It still happens from time to time even now … I used to get up well before my kids did. But they have to be at school at the crack of dawn, so now my time is after the leave. But still, interruptions do still occur. But I love your focus on quality rather than quantity … zeroing in on one or two verses … even a powerful phrase … can often be enough to think on throughout the day!

  5. Arabah Joy’s Bible study sounds like it will be very good. I think we all fight that battle with time, balancing things we have to do with time in His presence. Thanks for sharing.

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