Five Simple Selah Hacks

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A hack is when a tricky problem is solved by a clever solution or when a modification or change is made to something and it yields extraordinary results. Here are five simple hacks, and these are the clever solution type, to apply to your Selah Bible study.

Selah Prayer Tips

Praying the Scriptures with Selah

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“Prayer delights God’s ear; it melts His heart; and opens His hand. God cannot deny a praying soul” Thomas Watson In that past few posts, I have shared with you how Selah can help you reclaim your quiet time. By now, some of you may have guessed what I am about to confess to you. The Selah method of Bible …

3 Lessons I Learned About God From Genesis 35

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Each week, in our Selah small group, we study the chapter the Pastor is teaching on the upcoming Sunday. Normally, my Quiet Time is rewarding as I search the scriptures and steep in them all week. But recently, we covered Genesis 34, and let me tell you it was miserable. As a friend of mine quipped, the title of Genesis …

Escaping The Captivity of Activity

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Almost all of us have heard the term Quiet Time. This time refers to a daily occasion when we draw away from the hectic and frantic pace of our lives to steal some moments with Jesus. This communion with Christ can be done in so many different ways such Bible reading, worship, prayer, in-depth study of the Word and its deeper meanings, and even meditation. These are all perfectly in line with what we often refer to as a Quiet Time.  Today, I would like to take a slightly different approach to Quiet Time.

4 Ways to Cultivate Curiosity (#3 Cross-references)

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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr  #3 Collect Cross References Some Bibles have a cross-reference within the margins or as footnotes. The goal of cross-referencing is to shine more light upon the Author’s intent by referring to other verses. I still love to use my first bible – an  NIV Ryrie Study …

4 Ways to Cultivate Curiosity (#2 Inquire)

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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr   #2 Inquire In-quire is an adjective that describes the act of being curious, inquiring, or inquisitive. What happens if we are by nature not inquisitive? Well friend, we just might miss something the Lord has for us. How do we nurture our curiosity?  First, …

4 Ways to Cultivate Curiosity (#1 Investigate )

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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr   The first way to cultivate curiosity and beat boredom during your Quiet Time is to investigate. To in-vest-ti-gate means to carry out research or study to discover facts or information.  In other words, use some techniques to get curious about what we are reading …

No One Ever Told Me Quiet Time Can Be Boring

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    “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr Admitting that you are bored while reading the Bible is practically considered a sin. My name is Shelley (Hi Shelley) and I have a confession to make. Sometimes, when I read the Bible, I get bored. Recently, my church has been traveling through …

4 Ways to Cultivate Curiosity (#4 Personalize )

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“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr   #4 Personalize The final way to beat boredom and cultivate curiosity for your Quiet Time is to personalize the Word by choosing a verse that stands out to you.  Often, when time is spent in a passage, there will be a verse that leaps …