3 Surprisingly Fun Ways To Read the Bible

a surprisingly fun way to read the bible

For a long time I didn’t read my Bible as much. I knew the core message and I thought the rest is just not that important. Lately I have been reading it regularly and spending more time. And the interesting thing is that the more I look into it, the more I find.

If you also struggle with reading the Bible, here are some things that helped me get into it.

1. Color Coding Your Bible

In short

Write a list of topics on the last blank page of your Bible and give them a color. Whenever you read a verse that belongs to one of these topics, color it in the same color.

On one hand it makes reading the Bible more fun, because you have your eyes open to finding one of these topics. And on the other hand it helps to find the scriptures you’re looking for when you need them.

Choosing topics

When choosing topics, keep in mind that the best topics are the ones you might search for when you’re going through something and you’re looking to God and the Bible for help. Like when you have trouble in a relationship, or when you feel depressed, or insecure.
That way, you can just flip through the pages looking for a certain color and find what you need :)

Tools

I use colored pencils because they don’t press too much into the next page. Choose high quality colored pencils for the best results. The cheap ones will barely give off color and scratch the page.

The book of Psalms is a good way to start.

Here is the list of categories I use
  • Living a Godly life / The Good Fight of Faith
    These are all the practical things one should do in daily life as a follower of Christ (This color I use a lot.)
  • Encouragement in Trouble / Fear / Sickness / Pain
    What I was talking about in the video. I use this color a lot as well. Scriptures on how God is always with us, that we should not fear etc.
  • Prayer
    Either the scripture is a prayer or teaches about praying
  • Who God is / God’s Character
    God often says “I am .. or I do ..” Very beautiful to give them a color and be reminded of who God really is instead of relying on the image you made in your head
  • Who God says I am / The New Me
    You have an old life and a new life. These are the scriptures about who I am with Christ.
  • Worship
    All the scriptures that praise God.
  • What Not To Do
    I use the color black for this one. Because these are all the scriptures on ‘the wicked’ and tell me what not to do.
  • Trust & Faith
  • Grace
  • Love, Relationships & Forgiveness
  • Joy, Peace & Hope

2. Ask the Holy Spirit To Reveal Something To You

In short

Before you start to read the Bible ask God to open you eyes to what He has to say. And then trust that He will. Don’t stop until you know what it is.

My perspective

I know this one might be a bit more challenging. But it really helps to really keep looking and searching and to be open to what God has to say. Because He is always speaking. Always.

And it’s so good to learn to hear Him more and more. It’s amazing how much you can grow spiritually by doing this.

What to expect

It doesn’t mean that there’s always something groundbreaking that God speaks to you. Usually He will show you something that you can practically work on in your life. Too often we read the Bible and walk away without taking anything out of it – let’s stop that.

Start easy

If this sounds a bit too difficult, then ask yourself before you end your Bible study: What out of what I just read can I take with me into the rest of the day? It will make a big difference.

A Few Ideas on How to Spend Time With God and Enjoy It

3. Use a Concordance or App to Dive Deep Into a Scripture

The app I use

I’ve been using the free Blue Letter Bible app (Android/Apple) to do this. You can find the scripture there, look into the root words and you can see in what other scriptures that word is used. There are also many Bible commentaries available in the app.

Prepare

Take a little time to get to know the app. Look into what all the options are, so that you know how to use it during a Bible study.

Be curious

This app really makes it much more exciting to read the Bible because it feels like doing a treasure hunt.

And if you enjoyed reading this, I think you might like these things as well:

Following The Voice of The Holy Spirit

Isn’t it amazing that God is there guiding us every tiny, little step on the...

Create Abundantly

When I hear on the news that they’ve discovered a new fish, I always think...

What We Can Learn From Birds

One thing I like about birds is that when the day is windy, they go...

Giving Way to Life Abundantly

What beauty can come out of our own surrender and trust? What if we, like...

Do I Think I’m Better Than You?

This photo is a collage I made as I was thinking about this scripture. It...

Mary and Martha

The Bible says that Mary sat down and listened to Jesus while Martha was ‘distracted...

What If The Story Of The Transfiguration Actually Happened?

which is hard to believe, then that would change everything. Death would not be the...

Waiting for The Holy Spirit

This is a summary of a Bible study I did as I was wondering why...

8 Ways To live a More Fruitful Life

The apostle Peter has given us a guide to living a more fruitful life. To...

A Natural & Easy Way to Make Your House Smell Nice

Make your house smell nice in these 3 steps. Only use natural ingredients that you...

Was Jesus’ Tomb in a Beautiful Garden?

In my mind the place where Jesus was buried was always a sandy, empty place....

Paint Idea: Copying a Painting with Watercolors

If you’re looking for a good, relaxing evening activity or if you have trouble with...

An Illustration on Life Before Earth

This illustration is based on the first verses of the gospel of John. I find...

Psalm 104 – You Are Wrapped in Light Like a Garment

GOD, my God, how great you are! beautifully, gloriously robed, Dressed up in sunshine, and...

7 Ways to Make Your House More Cozy (Based On You’ve Got Mail)

When I was looking for inspiration for my own apartment I was inspired by You've...

Romans 8:35 in Illustration

How hopeful is this verse? Nothing can come between Christ’s love for us. It is...

Start Something Now

I want to learn to start something every time new ideas come to me. Naturally...

Discover Beautiful Light in Your Home

Light. At times I wonder what it is about light that brings so much joy...

Christmas Tree DIY

Last year I made this Christmas tree. I had a lot of fun making it...

Bible Summary in 60 Words

I actually wrote this once when I was confused about life and what to do....

A Conversation With Christ

One afternoon last week, feeling restless, leaning against my radiator, staring at the large blank...

What It Looks Like To Trust God

When I came across Jeremiah 17: 5-8 I was struck by the interesting and beautiful...

8 Photography Ideas Based on Lillian Bassman’s Work

Learn how to find your own photography style and way of working inspired by Lillian...

How to Live Life To The Full

Did you know that Jesus gives us advice on how to live life to the...

On Hearing God

I notice that at times when I talk about listening to God, people look at...

An Experiment on Living Like The Woman in Proverbs 31

I’ve been experimenting living like the woman of Proverbs 31. I never liked her much...

Hidden with Christ in God?

This scripture is so interesting and mysterious. Did you know that you died when You...

Easy Christmas Apple Pie

This is an easy way to make a festive Christmas cake without too much effort....

Treasure Hunt: Find Beauty Where You Don’t Expect It.

I believe that this world is full of hidden treasures. There are so many things...

Practical Remedies Against Melancholy – By Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith was born in the 18th century and writes about his solutions to melancholy...

3 Surprisingly Fun Ways To Read the Bible

If you struggle with reading the Bible, here are some things that helped me get...

My Favorite Peach Recipe – Peach Bread

If you're looking for a fun and delicious peach recipe - try this one :)

5 Wonderful Ideas from Illustrator & Designer Olle Eksell

Olle could not draw people very well, still he became a very influential illustrator. Learn...

You Are Loved With An Everlasting Love

At times we don't feel loved. Or like we don't deserve to be loved. How...

Does God Really Supply All My Need?

I've wondered many times: Does God really supply all my needs? I found the story...

The Chorus of Praise

With the first ray of sunlight one bird opens its eyes. Sees life. A leaf,...

A Few Ideas on How to Spend Time With God and Enjoy It

At times we don't know how to spend time with God. That's why I came...

One Thing You Can Do That Changes Everything

ow strange is it that Jesus calls himself a door? By walking through Him you...

0 0 votes
Artikelbeoordeling
Subscribe
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Reacties
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments