There are certain days where I just didn’t take too many notes in my Catholic Bible Study, today being one of them. These days, where there aren’t many notes, may not look fruitful, but I’m sure they still are. See, if I based my Catholic Bible Study strictly on how many highlighted passages or notes in the margin, it would be more about me; what I “got out of it” rather than what God gave.
I’m not sure if that makes sense? My daily reading is about spending time in the Word. Period. Some days it looks fruitful–colorful and scribbled. Other days, the pages look bare–that doesn’t mean they were any less fruitful.
Catholic Bible Study
January 14th, 2021
Genesis 30:1-31:16, Matthew 10:1-23, Psalm 12:1-8, Proverbs 3:13-15, Sirach 5:1-8.
Be as wary as snakes and harmless as doves.
Ah, but in this world right now, no questions are allowed! And by all means, fight out your truths, with those you love and those you don’t know, via social media! (Extreme sarcasm in case you were unsure.) What a crazy time to be living in and prayerfully through.
This will be your opportunity to tell them about me, to witness the world.
Lord, I pray I am using this world, right now, as an opportunity, an opportunity to tell others about You! Correct me (gently please) when I forget and encourage me when I do well–it will give me the strength to do it more often, yes?
The Lord’s promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.
I’m really struggling with staying focused on You Lord and Your promises. Yes, I know it’s mostly my fault for following the endless noise and distractions. Again, correct me gently, please?
Catholic Women’s Bible Study and Bible Journaling
As an aside, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned in a while I wrote a Catholic Women’s Bible Study and Journal on the Book of Sirach. It can be purchased on Amazon along with some of my favorite Bible Journaling and Bible Notetaking supplies.
How To Catholic Bible Study
And periodically through these series of posts, I will be reminding you how I spend my time in my Daily Catholic Bible Study. It’s ridiculously simple!
I read through the daily readings once with a pen in hand. If as I’m reading something comes to mind–a thought, a question, a quote, reflection, cross-referenced passage…Anything! I write it down. If it’s not too long, I write it in the margin. If it’s longer, I write it on a post-it note and stick it in my Bible.
I also underline that word, passage or section that gave me pause and consideration. Once I’ve read all the way through the day’s readings, I’ll go back with my highlighter and highlight the passage or my notes.
Now, for my One Year Bible, I use the same color for everything that day–but a different color from the year before. Does that make sense? For example, I might have used a yellow highlighter. In 2021 I’ll use a different color, a purple one or a green one instead. So there’s no color-coding other than from year to year.
I’d love to hear in the comments how you read and study your Bible!