Studying God’s Word as a large family homeschool mom seems almost impossible some days! I’ve had days where sighing silent prayers in the midst of chaos is the most “time with God” I can manage.
However, my soul has longed for a more in-depth understanding of the Bible. I wanted to make what little time I had to dedicate to Bible Study really count.
I needed to make a habit of studying God’s Word. I needed to take a unique approach to Bible Study that would hold my interest and make my time with the Lord more meaningful.
Reading God’s Word every day should be a top priority. Here is how I have made it happen.
What Is A Biblical Word Study?
A biblical word study is a type of Bible Study, only you also learn the definition of a relevant word. This combination of studying the meanings of words along with The Word brings more depth to the study.
These studies can take place in just minutes a day or last as long as you have time. You can do them alone or with your spouse/children.
Biblical Word Studies train your mind to think about what you are reading, which helps you retain Truths. Over time, it will become a habit to read scripture and study them in this way.
There are a few ways that you can do a Biblical Word Study as a busy homeschool mom. Here are some ideas to get you started!
Make it easier by using my FREE printable Biblical Word Study Journaling Pages with your own Biblical Word Study or grab my FREE eBook with 7 biblical word studies for homeschool moms with journaling pages for an open & go study!
How To Do A Biblical Word Study
- You can simply start by reading the Scriptures. Whether just a few verses or an entire chapter, make reading God’s Word a priority in your day. One way I do this is to have Bible Time with my kids every morning before we start our lessons. Starting the day with Bible reading is a great habit that benefits all involved, and it sets the stage – so to speak – for a Biblical Word Study.
- Write down words that you don’t quite understand or that interest you. Then when you have a spare minute, grab your dictionary (or smartphone) and look up the definition of the word(s). This helps give clarity to what the Scripture means. I love using Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary since it is based on the Bible.
- Or start with a word. Maybe you are seeking answers about parenting or homeschooling challenges. What words apply to those areas in your life? Look up the word’s definition and synonyms – and the definitions of the synonyms – until you have gained an understanding of the word(s).
- Then search the Scripture. Using a website like Bible Gateway is extremely helpful. Just do a search for the word or one of its synonyms to find Scriptures to study.
- Journal your thoughts. Journaling the word definitions, the scriptures you are studying, and your thoughts throughout the process leads you through a meaningful Bible study. It is a unique way of ‘connecting the dots’.
While the above steps may seem time-consuming, they really are not. If you simply read one Bible verse and look up the definition of one word, it takes mere minutes.
Try Your Own Biblical Word Study!
Now that you know what a Biblical Word Study is, I challenge you to do your own Biblical Word Study using my free journaling pages and Ephesians 6 as your scripture to study. Let one word/scripture lead you to another to study and dive into God’s Word!
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Clarissa is a Christian, Wife, Homeschool Mom to 7 Children with Medical & Special Needs, Grieving Mom to 1 Child in Heaven, Homemaker, and Writer. You can find her at www.ClarissaRWest.com sharing practical tips & encouraging others to count blessings, seek joy, and find strength in Jesus.