Hey busy mom – I’ve got a question for ya. Does your blood pressure raise at the mention of the phrase, Bible Study? Yes?
Did you know Bible study calms overwhelmed moms?
Most busy moms dislike the term, Bible Study (I did) and here’s why:
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Why overwhelmed moms don’t like “Bible Study”
1.) It sounds like more work for an already stressed-out mama
2.) It sounds like I need lots of tools like a heavy concordance and a ruler and highlighters and a flag dispenser and ain’t nobody got time for that!
3.) That’s too much work
4.) I’m already overwhelmed
5.) Nevermind, I don’t have time
6.) It just sounds like too much work
7.) I just need something short – I can barely get a sip of coffee in the morning before a kid comes stumbling into the room #noneoftheprivacy
All of those thoughts invaded my mind as a busy young mama. In fact, there was no way I was fighting for time for Bible study when it was all I could do just to read the Daily Bread. (Not knocking the Daily Bread – it’s a great tool, plus good reading to keep on the back of the commode for certain rare solitary moments.)
However…I missed digging deep into Scripture like I did back in my single days. I missed a deeper connection with God and the power boost I received tapping into the riches of Scripture.
Much of the time in my early rearing days, I skipped Bible study because I was too tired, too busy, and too overwhelmed. Even taking time for that Daily Bread was a stretch.
Young mamas desire rejuvenation from God’s Word, but they lack time and energy to access that.
…or do they?
Can overwhelmed moms really do Bible Study?
If you are nodding your head to that statement, you’re probably thinking something like this:
1.) I know if I had time for Bible study, it would help my attitude towards my family.
2.) I miss a deeper connection with God
3.) I’d like to delve deeper, but I just don’t know how
4.) Is there a way to study the Bible simply?
The answer to all of those is yes. And I can tell you how to do that – but first, what if you don’t look forward to Bible study?
What if I’m not excited about Bible Study?
The category of moms who just can’t get excited about the prospect of studying God’s Word?
Why should I study God’s Word? How will that lower my stress levels? Who says Bible study calms overwhelmed moms?
First of all, this is not a guilt trip. There are no guilt trips on this blog – only encouragement for you to walk in God’s grace to be the best version of yourself to His glory that you can be.
So consider this encouragement from a mama who’s been in your shoes – one who oftentimes said in her heart, What’s in it for me?
10 Ways Bible Study calms overwhelmed moms
1.) God’s Word brings deep, inner peace
2.) God’s Word will direct your decisions
3.) God’s Word will speak directly to you
4.) God’s Word will give you strength
5.) The more you delve into God’s Word, the more excited you get to delve into God’s Word
6.) God desires to speak to you
7.) God’s Word is His love letter to you.
8.) You will be equipped to glean nuggets of truth from God’s Word on your own!
9.) You will develop confidence to interpret what God’s Word says without someone else telling you what it says.
10.) A deeper relationship with Christ will help you overcome words and actions you never thought possible!
Dear busy mom, you can actually calm your stress instead of adding to it through Bible study! If you’re wondering where to begin or how to do Bible study, I’ve the perfect resource for you!
Bible Study Methods: 7 Ways in 7 Days
A self paced, 7-day online course that includes 7 training videos, a workbook, and step-by-step printable worksheets for each method.
Created by Arabah Joy with a vision to equip women to study the Bible for themselves, this 7-day course will:
- teach you 7 different Bible study methods
- streamline the learning process so you don’t spend weeks or months figuring it out
- give you tools for going deep into God’s word in as little as ten minutes a day (perfect for busy moms!)
- provide ready made templates and printables you can choose from
- show you exactly how to do each method with the daily videos
- revolutionize your time in God’s word and discover fresh intimacy with God in the process.
- equip you to nourish yourself with the Scriptures
- teach you how to develop your spiritual senses
- help you establish a Bible study habit!
This course will equip you with the tools necessary to do Bible study on your own, in the comfort of your home.
Watch this video to see what other moms are saying about the course, and go here to see what’s included!
I own this course myself, and I can tell you that Arabah Joy does a top notch job of communicating how to study the Scriptures in a different way in each video lesson!
Bonus #1: A special devotional resource for busy moms short on time
That’s what this bonus is about. In Time-Saving tools and tips for personal devotions, I’ve already done the leg work for you! Here you will find tools readily available to jump into the Word today and stay consistent, building a foundation for grace to navigate the overwhelming waters of motherhood.
Offering clear, creative ideas for working devotions into your busy schedule, this hour-long webinar will both encourage and inspire you to find the time you need to connect with God on a daily basis.
I’m talking about a video training I poured my heart and soul into. It includes a full hour of teaching, power-point slides, and resources covering:
- 1 Devotional myth to leave in the dust
- 10 ways to succeed at daily devotions
- 4 Easily accessible (and free) devotional aps
- 3 Devotional Supplements every mom should have
Plus, I’ve included a full PDF of Time-Saving Tools and Tips for personal devotions recommended resources, notes with fill-in-the-blanks for attentive listening and takeaway, and 6 POWER-PACKED Pillar Prayers (Scripture prayers)!
And that’s not all! There’s also a coupon for a deep discount off my ebook, Count to Nine; 9 Liberating Steps for Mom Frustration and Anger and BONUS journal! A $9.99 value! (Hint: The book is only $1.00. Yep. One.buckaroo.)
Count to Nine; 9 Liberating Steps for Mom Frustration and Anger is ALSO a devotional tool, chock FULL of answers to your temper flareups!
The bonus has three time sensitive tiers.
Because I spent so much time creating and producing this video and accompanying handouts, I simply can’t give it away.
But by purchasing Bible Study Methods; 7 Ways in 7 Days, you can receive it FOR FREE!
Bonus #2: Free Video Workshop!
Bonus #3: Two more bonuses in one!
AND, Bible Study Methods; 7 Ways in 7 Days, will bring you into a deeper way of communing with God, even in just minutes!for those days when you’re ready to go deeper.
My personal time-saving favorites in the study are the verse mapping, apple, and taste methods. These can be used any time and anywhere as long as you have your iphone handy!
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What questions you have about the Bible Study Methods course? Answer in the comments or contact me here!
PS Hurry before the bonuses disappear this weekend! And if you purchase, be sure to email your receipt to me here so I can send you my bonuses (from Bonus #1)!