Posts tagged quiet time
4 Best Tips for Balancing School and Your Relationship with God

Life as a student can be super busy! Whether you’re in high school or college, student life is filled with an endless to-do list. From homework to projects, club meetings to hanging out with friends, even after-school jobs and sport practices, your free time can be limited.

Because of this, it can be hard to nurture your relationship with God. As a Christian student, the Lord wants you to do your very best at whatever you’re doing— studying, volunteering, playing a sport, anything and everything. However, He never wants you to put all of these things before spending time with Him.

So how can you as a student prioritize all of your responsibilities while also making time for Jesus?

Here are my — best tips on how to balance school and your relationship with God! Check them out below!

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Women of the Bible: 12 Encouraging Stories Every Christian Woman Should Read

I noticed recently how I had gotten out of the habit of reading my Bible everyday. It really affects me when I don’t regularly spend time with the Lord, and I could feel Him calling me back. But to be honest, I had gotten a little bored with my quiet time!

I hate to say that, but sometimes it happens. So I knew I needed to spark some interest in my quiet time once again!

That’s why I decided to put together a Bible study that sounded really interesting and encouraging to me: Woman of the Bible!

There are so many amazing stories in the Word about God using women for His glory and to carry out His plan. It’s so encouraging for me to read about these awesome ladies, and gives me confidence that God can use me for His good too!

Below I’ve outlined 13 encouraging stories that every Christian woman should read. I hope this Bible study idea will interest you like it does me, and give you encouragement as you follow along!

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Quiet Time with God: My In-Depth Routine + Ideas, Tips, and Scriptures

Quiet time with God is such an important part of a Christian lifestyle. Being a Christian is about having a deep, intimate relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.

When we have a relationship with someone, what do we do? Usually we spend time with them, talk to them, get to know them, and trust them. This is how we should look at the function of our quiet time with God!

What does your time with Jesus look like? Everyone’s may look a little different, but the basic principles are prayer and Bible study. Below I’ve detailed my quiet time routine to show you how I go about these things.

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14 Powerful Bible Verses for the Girl Who Doesn't Feel Skinny Enough

You're standing in the dressing room mirror again, about to cry because you think you can't pull of that cute outfit you want to buy.

You're scrolling through social media again, feeling less than because your body doesn't look like the Instagram model with all the followers.

You put on an over sized T-shirt and running shorts again because you don't feel confident in other clothes.

Again, you hide behind someone else in the picture because you don't want the camera to add anymore pounds.

Do any of those scenarios sound or feel familiar? 

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How I Changed My Bible Study from Lackluster to Life Giving: Make Reading the Bible Fun!

When I was younger, I never made much time to study the Bible. In all honesty, it didn't much appeal to me. 

I didn't really understand the words and I had no idea how to really make sense of them. Unfortunately, I had a lot more fun things I wanted to be doing! 

Now that I'm at a deeper part in my walk with God, I realize that my way of thinking back then had a lot to do with immaturity in my relationship with the Lord. However, one thing still sticks out to me about my old mind frame. 

The lack of fun!

You may have experienced this same type of slump in your walk with the Lord, too! Especially if you don't really like reading or studying. Not to mention how the whole 66 books and 1000 pages thing can be a real scary mountain to climb, am I right?!

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3 Ways to Grow Closer to Christ and Find Your Purpose!

Growing up, the knives in my family kitchen were always dull. My momma had a fear of cutting herself while cooking, so she never let my dad sharpen any of our cutlery. While she was very content with having to deal with the dull utensils, my sister and I always complained.

It was always difficult to cut through vegetables and fruits, getting even slices was out of the question, and prepping food always took way longer than it should! In the end, cooking with the un-sharpened knives was very frustrating, time consuming, and led to sub-par results.

Sometimes in life, we ourselves can be just like those dull knives!

When we refuse to sharpen ourselves, attempts at fulfilling God’s purpose in our life can be frustrating and seem a little hopeless. It can take longer than necessary and give us results that don’t turn out exactly as we’d hoped.

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How to Pray Effectively: a Step-By-Step Guide from Jesus Himself

Growing up (and sometimes still to this day) I had a hard time talking to people. Social anxiety was a real struggle for me throughout my life. It kept me from truly socializing with others, especially those that I felt were above me or that intimidated me in anyway.

I just didn’t know what to say or how to say it!

It was always so frustrating and caused me to stay to the sidelines. I was a wallflower that kept to herself and avoided social interaction.

It was the easiest way to deal with my problem, but it left me lonely and unable to build relationships.

Maybe you’ve had the same feeling, but not necessarily with other humans. Maybe you’ve been feeling this way with God!

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