In the average year, you will spend 2,000 hours working (or 1,100 if you are a student), 2,400 hours sleeping, and 36 hours in the bathroom. When you consider how you spend your time each day, how much time do you spend reading and understanding the Word of God? In a world when most people have more time for Facebook or other forms of entertainment than they have for cracking open a Bible, do you find yourself wanting more? This study is all about how to get the most out of your time alone with God.
How much time every week do you spend at the beach? (If you live on the beach, it doesn't count. How much time do you spend actually walking in the sand?)
1. What was your "light bulb moment" from Todd's message this weekend about the Bible?
2. Read Psalm 119:105-112. In what ways does reading the Bible help you stay on track?
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet
and a light for my path.
I’ve promised it once, and I’ll promise it again:
I will obey your righteous regulations.
I have suffered much, O Lord;
restore my life again as you promised.
Lord, accept my offering of praise,
and teach me your regulations.
My life constantly hangs in the balance,
but I will not stop obeying your instructions.
The wicked have set their traps for me,
but I will not turn from your commandments.
Your laws are my treasure;
they are my heart’s delight.
I am determined to keep your decrees
to the very end.
3. Why is hearing and listening to God's Word important? How do we make this a point in our lives?
4. In what ways do you set aside time to read God's Word daily? What can you do to improve?
5. How can you and your small group members keep one another accountable for daily Bible reading?
6. Read Psalm 119:11. How can hiding God's Word in your heart keep you from evil? What have you done to memorize Scripture?
I have hidden your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
7. What is your plan for putting more time into hearing, reading, studying, and memorizing the Bible over the next few weeks?
If your small group meets at night in Belize, go outside and read Psalm 17:1-14 while you look at the stars in the sky. If your small group meets during the day, go out and read Psalm 24:1-10. Have your group members take turns reading each verse and when you are finished reading, spend time praying together.
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For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.