I have shared in the past several ways to study the Bible. It can be easy to read a chapter in Scripture and not really grasp what you just read. When I was young, and the Old Testament was simply a house for stories like Jonah, Daniel, and Father Abraham, it was easy to read chapters, look up and have no idea what I just read. That’s why, when we left the church and started taking responsibility for our own spiritual learning, we would so often realize that we had no idea what was really in the Old Testament. We would constantly say, “I didn’t know that was in there!”
That’s why it’s so important to involve more of your body than just your eyes when you read Scripture. Handwriting the verses can be a huge help. That’s why we give our children Scripture copywork. But, are we doing the same as parents? I have written several posts on keeping a simple Bible journal. Sometimes, I draw simple pictures to help with the meaning, as well. You can find some of those posts here.
I have also found several methods of Scripture study on Pinterest. (Don’t you just love Pinterest?) You can follow my Scripture study and journaling board here.
But, I am most excited to tell you about a new method of Bible study that is very visual. Robin Sampson, author of “Heart of Wisdom” and “A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays” has put together a course to teach you how to visually represent what you are learning as you study Scripture. I have been going through the course, and have been amazed at the insight I have gained. We have been studying Psalm 119, which I have studied in the past, but I have learned some exciting, new things. She has divided the course into the sections that correspond with each Hebrew letter. That makes for 22 meaty lessons. On day 1, she teaches you how to condense the 8 verses into one central thought. Then, she provides you with fancy papers, decorative elements, etc. to make a pretty page to represent what you learned.
Here are some of my pages.
Each lesson has you approaching the verses in a slightly different way. Then, you get to have fun putting the verses, your insights, pretty pictures, and hebrew letters together on a pretty page that you can keep in a notebook. Does this sound like something that would interest you? I highly recommend that you check out her site. She has been very generous with the graphics, help, and support.
I don’t want to let myself dry up spiritually as I try to teach my children to love their Elohim. As busy moms, we are in real danger of allowing our love to shrivel. We need to be in the Word, excited about what we are learning. We need to have tools at our disposal to be able to look at Scripture with fresh eyes. We need to constantly be learning. What better way than to copy verses and do notebooking pages right alongside our children. Which reminds me, this course is excellent to use with our children. I printed some paper off, read the verses with my children, and completed pages with them.
You may be thinking, but I’m not artistic! You don’t need to be. She provides all the pretty elements. All you need to do is work step by step through the lesson, read the Scripture, fill out the worksheet she provides, and if you desire, display what you have learned on the pretty pages. I have started a notebook just for Bible study pages, and you may want to do the same.
Again, if you are looking for a fresh way to approach your Scripture study, Robin Sampson’s study courses may be a perfect fit. You can find her site here. This is not a sponsored post. I am just super excited about her course, and I hope you will take advantage of it as well.