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Finding Time for the Bible | 11 Tips for Busy Women


Here are some helpful hints for finding time to read the Bible daily.

1 – Read the Bible instead of watching television. In other words get rid of the distractions

2 – Listen to the Bible free online while on the computer of near the computer

3 – Get the Bible on CD

4 – Get up earlier in the mornings to spend time reading the Bible Study

5 -Read during children’s naptime.

6 – Set aside quiet time during the day. During this time the children must learn to play quietly or take a nap.

7 – Keep a Bible in every room possible (and use it)

8 – Write Bible verses somewhere. Write it in your daily journal, on your bathroom mirror or dinner plate with a dry erase marker. Keep it where you can see it easily and read it throughout the day. This is especially good for mothers of small children who don’t have a lot of free time to read or study the Bible.

9 -Don’t try to read too much at a time. I often read short portions of the Bible when I have a busy day planned. For instance, I am reading the book of Psalm and Proverbs. These chapters are usually short but if one is not, I will read half now and half later. Some days I read a verse and it affects me in such a way that I do not read past that point. A verse that influenced me recently was Psalm 108:1 “O GOD, my heart is fixed….” I literally did not want to go any further until I could say these words just as David had said them to God. Therefore, I meditated on this verse the entire day and fasted the next day in order to say with my whole heart “O GOD, my heart is fixed…”

10 -Listen to Christian music that actually sings verses from the Bible. For me, there is a difference between Gospel music and Inspirational music. Any music can inspire, but only Gospel music includes lyrics that are actual scripture.

11 – Finally, pray without ceasing that God will help to remove the busyness and distractions from your life that prevent you from having a deeper relationship with him. Ultimately, the adversary loves it when you are too busy and distracted. Also, pray to understand what season of life you are in. If you have young children reading the Bible alone will be difficult, therefore you will need to include your children many times. Even reading Bible stories to your children can benefit you. You would be surprised to know that God can speak to you through anything that He chooses.

I hope that this list can encourage you to get begin or continue trying to read your Bible consistently. Do not be discouraged, you are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus.

I would love you all to share how you make time for Bible reading. Let us encourage one another in those things that are pleasing to the Lord.

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9 thoughts on “Finding Time for the Bible | 11 Tips for Busy Women

  1. Thanks for this awesome post. can you recommend sites to listen to the Bible online?


    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @steph, I’ve use BibleGateway but you could google for some other options.


  2. Great tips. I am guilty of the busyness of life getting in the way of my time in the word. Working on fixing that and these tips will definitely help!


  3. I read The Bible as often as I can. I have many supporting books and apps so I am reminded often. Thank you for also being in my daily feed with reminders and challenges!!!!!


  4. How encouraging this is. I am the mother to five boys ages 11-4, a 2 yr old girl & am expecting girl #2 the end of Nov. There can not be anything more important that for me to spend time with God each day. Yet somedsys it does not happen. This list is a blessing & gives me some wonderful ideas to help me. Thank you for your encouraging words to a busy homeschooling mom of many blessings


  5. Karen & Gerard Zemek says:

    What a great post! Very helpful and encouraging and SO needed! I just came across that verse this week too! Interesting, huh? I spend time in God’s Word early morning between 5:50 and 6:30 before I go to work. My cats usually accompany me.

    I have verses on my desk at work when I am memorizing them. You give some very practical and good suggestions.

    FYI–I found your blog through entrecard this morning–had this post shown on the home page!


  6. Earthmommy says:

    Wise words. I have started keeping the Bible beside my bed, so that I can read a few verses before I get out of bed in the morning. I find that once my feet hit the floor, I am busy with the day’s goings on.


  7. Hi, Hadias!

    I decided earlier this year that I was going to read my Bible everytime I sat down at my couch. I keep a copy there at the side table and though it isn’t any great indepth study by any means, I always at least am reading something new, or in a new way. It doesn’t take any time at all to open your Bible and read a small chapter. Sometimes I will read the same thing over everytime I sit down for a few times in a row because I really want to dwell on it. Other passages I may just read once and move on. I still have my Bible study regularly but this is just an extra way of hiding Gods Word in my heart!

    God bless,

    P.S. Congrats on topmama! I went over and voted for ya 🙂


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