Does Family Bible Study Really Exist
Families are busy these days. With soccer practice, music lessons, and dance class, families are always on the go. It’s hard to fit much more into your already hectic day. Does this mean there isn’t time for family Bible study? The answer should be NO.
The old saying is “Plan your work and work your plan”. This is what you need to do so you will have time for family Bible study. If you plan carefully and around what you are already doing, you will have time for this.
Bible study is important and should be done at least once a day. Family time is also important and should be done on a daily basis. Why not incorporate the two and accomplish both at the same time. It doesn’t matter how old or young your kids are, it should be done.
Working in family Bible study to your busy day can be a challenge, but you can do it if you put your mind to it. Learning how to do it can be even harder. One way to make it work is to make it fun and exciting. Think of ways that will make Bible study fun for your kids, because that’s what’s important.
Here are some ways that will help you add family Bible study to your day.
• Get up earlier
Bible study can take as little as 30 minutes, so getting up 30 minutes earlier than you normally would, will allow you the time needed to do family Bible study. If you have everything ready to go, you can get up and start right away.
• After dinner
Planning your family Bible study for immediately after dinner is an option. You are together for dinner so why not spend the next 30 minutes together for Bible study. When you plan your meal and Bible study back to back, you will have possibly an hour together which is needed for the health of your children.
• Right before bed
Spending time with your children right before bed is a wonderful time. When the children are little, they love to have bedtime stories ready to them. Why not incorporate Bible stories into bedtime. The children will love it and it will be great for family Bible study time.
• Right after work
When you do Bible study right after work, you don’t have to try to fit in during the rest of the evening. Planning your Bible study before dinner will give you the opportunity to relax for the rest of the evening.
Trying to work a Family Bible Study into your busy day can be a challenge. When you plan ahead of time and stick to it, you will be successful with it. Take a couple hours on a Saturday and plan your Bible study for the following week. Make sure you have all the materials you need and have them all organized. Get an expandable folder and put dividers in it for each day of the week. When you do it this way, you will be able to have your study time when it fits in with your family.