Thursday, August 19, 2010

Studying

When I wake up, I instantly feel that pressure to complete my schoolwork. I get to work on school, but neglect my Bible because I feel pressured to do school. But Trent Griffith, a speaker residing in Michigan, talked about his college days and how he handled his homework. He admitted to not reading his Bible out of desire to get school over with and out of the way. But then Trent read Psalm 1: 1-3. It says, "Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.

Trent and his college roommate adopted a system where they would studying school text books for fifty minutes, then together would study the Bible for ten minutes, then would study school books for fifty minutes, and so on. Trent's started to average an A, instead of averaging the average grade. 

I didn't give this much thought when I heard it. But I have not studied my Bible in the morning during the past week, and my days have suffered. So this morning, I implemented this system into my schedule. Fifty minutes of math, ten minutes of Bible. Fifty more minutes of math, ten more minutes of Bible. And so on. Today is considerably better than yesterday or the day before! I truly believe it is because I snubbed my cell phone and computer, and focused instead on my Bible and academics. If you struggle with your Bible in the morning, I encourage you to try this system. Or if you are public or private schooled and do homework in the evening, try it still! It makes school more enjoyable (yes, that's possible!). You'll notice an improvement in your attitude and time management, and you'll have more free time afterwards.

  

2 comments:

outoftheordinarydreamer said...

This is a great idea, I struggle in this area also. I am going to try it :)

Keep blogging for His glory!

A fellow Rebelutionary and Forum member,
RuthAnne

LoVizzle said...

Haha, I'm a funny guy. I spent my whole morning slaving over math again, checked my blog while Mom was grading math, and realized I hadn't read my Bible... It was one of those LADUH! moments. Anyway, I think I'll sign off and read you-know-what right now :)

PS, DON'T DO WHAT I DID THIS MORNING! READ THAT THING! IT'S KINDA IMPORTANT!