I have been asked by a few people how I study my Bible. So I thought I would share with you how I study. In this post I will not share what I use in my study, if you want to know then please comment and let me know and I’ll do a post on it. So any way I study my Bible different ways. The first think I do is pray before I read the Word of GOD. I have a prayer that I use before I study it and even before I read it. I don’t pray this prayer every time, sometimes I just say a little prayer and then start. It is just whatever the LORD leads me to do. Here is what I pray:
This is my Bible — it is the answer [the resolution agent] to all issues concerting my life. I am who it says I am, I do what is says I can do, I have what is says I have. I hear, read, meditate and do the Word of GOD and I am successful as a result. I receive wisdom, knowledge, understanding, divine revelation and prophetic insight into the Word of GOD. Because I attend to this Word; I incline my ears unto it’s saying and let it not depart from my eyes, I realize it is life because I find it and it is health and healing to all my flesh – therefore, I declare and I decree that every bone, tissue, cell, organ, fiber, molecule, and muscle of my being functions in the perfection in which GOD created them to function. I thank you LORD for YOUR word and that I can hear, understand and obey what YOU are saying to me. LORD I also pray Luke 24:45, YOU say, And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. I thanks you LORD for opening my understanding to YOUR Word. I know what I’m reading and learn and obey it in the Name of JESUS. In JESUS Name I pray, Amen.*
Also sometimes I just pray this:
This is my Bible it is the answer. The resolution agent to all issues concerting my life. I am who it says I am, I do what is says I can do, I have what is says I have. I hear, read, meditate and do the Word of GOD and I am successful as a result. I receive wisdom, knowledge, understanding, prophetic insight, and divine revelation from the Word of GOD. I thank you LORD for YOUR word and that I can hear, understand and obey what YOU are saying to me. LORD I also pray Luke 24:45, YOU say, And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. I thanks you LORD for opening my understanding to YOUR Word. I know what I’m reading and learn and obey it in the Name of JESUS. In JESUS Name I pray, Amen.*
When I study my Bible I can have all kinds of versions of the Bible out. I have the KVJ, NKJV, AMP, NLT, NIV, NIRV, and the ICB. I do not use all of these at one time. When I study I may get out a few and then I may get them all out. It is up to what the LORD leads to me do. HE has even lead me to just use the Bible I’m reading out of. sometimes I use Bible Gateway when I study. Okay now I would like to share with you what kind of studying that I do.
- Scripture/words Means
There are two different ways I use this study.
- Scripture Means
When I’m reading the Bible and I see a word that I don’t understand or I want to know that scripture more I look them up. I get out a Bible Dictionary or a Concordance or both and look the word up. I found the meaning of the word if it is Hebrew or Greek. I write the Verse down and underline the word that I’m looking up. Then I write the word down and the meaning. Then I found other verses that go with the word and put them down. Then I see how I it applies to me and my life. Then I pray over it. I can study on that one thing for as long as needed or till the LORD moves me on to something else.
- Word Meaning
Sometimes I need to know more about one subject. Like Healing, I will look up the words meaning and then find verses that are on healing. Then I will pray and ask the LORD what verses that I need to study on and meditate. The ones that I need at the time. When HE tells me then I will start with those. I will write them down and study them.
- Scriptures That Go Together
I like to study and find verses that go together. It can be verse on Healing, Love, Purity, ext. It may be something I need at that time in my life or I just want to study it. I apply the Word Meaning to this study as well. To see some of the post that the LORD has lead me to post on Scriptures that go together please click here.
- What, When, Where, Why, How
Sometimes when I’m reading the Word of GOD, I want to know about the verse. So I look at it and see who said it, why they said, look at other verse to see where they are when they said it, What was the setting, and how they said it. This helps to see the verse like I’m there when they said it.
I hope this helps you and blesses you. Please feel free to ask me questions about this or anything else. I will do my best to answer them. If I don’t know the answer then I will get back with after I study it and then tell you what the Word of GOD says.
* Scripture References:
Proverbs 4:7, 20-22
I also got some of this prayer form Deaquelynn Williams on Youtube.