“”Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”
This is a piece of Scripture that has been on my heart a lot recently and I’m really excited to share it with you today! I pray that this message will bring you closer to the Lord than you’ve ever been, strengthen your faith, and get your day off to a good start!
I had the privilege of teaching over this verse with two different youth groups the past couple of weeks and I’ll go ahead and start by saying…WOWWW!!!!!!! There is SO MUCH that can be taken away from these two simple verses!
Today, instead of sharing with you all that I’ve got from them, I wanted to introduce you to a method of Bible study that I may have mentioned before but it’s one that has really enhanced my time with the Lord in His Word in ways I’ve never imagined. I know it can be easy to take this quiet time in God’s Word lightly, maybe you start your day with your devotion, or read a few verses real quick, maybe you even listen to some worship music to get you going! Whatever way you spend time with the Lord, no time with Him is wrong but with this method, it just takes that time with Him a little deeper than you usually go on your own.
I for one, struggle big time with quiet time in God’s Word. I’ll have a million things on my mind about what I have to do in my day, I’ll be distracted by my phone or other things, or I read a couple of verses to check that time with God off the list, whatever the way, it’s hard to leave all these things at the door and make that time as important as it should be.
Whatever your struggle with Bible study, I want you to do something with me today. Step out of your comfort zone, move past the excuses of “I’m too busy, or I don’t feel like it.” And open yourself up to trying something new. Trust me, I get where you’re coming from but once I gave this a shot, my Bible study time or life will never be the same so in case you’re wondering….IT’S WORTH IT!!!!
I’m linking a video to this method below and challenge you to take these two verses and SOAP it up!!!! I would love to hear your challenges with Bible study, things you learned through using the SOAP method, or what God taught you in this Scripture! Seriously, share it with me! I’m struggling and learning everyday and the best way to learn is alongside others so reach out and share what God is up to in your life!