Summer Study Plan

Can you believe we’re half way through June? Why does every June go faster for me than the one before? Is that a sign of my age??

Since we’re halfway through June, and more than halfway through the year, I wanted to ask you how your Bible study is going. Remember way back last fall (when temps were cool!) when I issued a challenge and asked you to start praying about a spiritual focus for the year? (If you didn’t read that post, click here to check it out.)

Did any of you take that challenge? Have you been studying something specific this year?

I shared with you in December what my focus had been for the year and gave you a bit of insight on how I tackled that (click here if you want to read that post).

In January I asked you to share with me how your studies were going and I loved what some of you shared! Debbie told us she was studying the book of Jeremiah and wanting to put a greater emphasis on her prayer life. Vivian was heavy into the book of Colossians (and loving it!). Tambra blessed us by giving a glimpse into her study on prayer. (I hope you’ll check out that post and their comments here.)

So today I want to ask again—How’s it going?  

Are you still hanging in there with your study time? What have you learned about God? What has He shown you about yourself? What are you currently applying to your life?

My in-depth book study this year has been Genesis—so rich—and my focus has been on the Holy Spirit (and guess what—He was even active and around before Pentecost!). I’ll share with you some of what I’ve learned this year in my next post, but today I hope you’ll consider the questions I listed throughout this post and leave a comment letting us hear what God has been doing in your study time.

I’d also love to hear about your summer study plan or Bible study you’re attending this summer!

Let the comments begin!


  • Terri

    What great inspiration! My study this year is Ephesians. LOVE this wonderful book that Paul wrote. I am listening to Mar Hill messages and reading the book “Who do You think you are” – learning so much about my identity in Christ – trying to look more like Christ and love and enjoy the growing pains.

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Thanks for sharing, Terri!

    I love the book of Ephesians . . . that is where I’m currently memorizing. It is rich with theology and filled with encouragement as we see who we are “in Christ.” One of my favorite verses in the book is Eph. 2:10:

    “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”

    I love thinking about the fact that we are His workmanship . . . handcrafted by Him for His purposes and He has GOOD WORKS for me to walk in, for you to walk in, Terri, and we get to live out that adventure! What an awesome thought.

    Thanks for stopping by to share . . . I needed your encouragement today 🙂

  • Vivian Etherington

    Sorry to be a bit behind…..very busy past several days! Just now reading this post from last Friday. I finished my Colossians study by the end of April and the truths in that book are forever inmy heart so deep. I have almost memorized most of chapter 3 and just want to live it daily! This summer I am trying to read large portions of Scripture ( because of a challenge on a video on the TW blog a few weeks ago– the interview with the former lesbian/ English professor); I have read Genesis and Exodus and am into Leviticus. Also I am we’ll into Matthew and am reading at least one Psalm a day. Our women at church are reading Loving the Way Jesus Loves, by Phil Ryken. It is the best book I have read since Fierce Women! It is so convicting and compelling! I am seeing just how much I fall short in the way I love people compared to the way Jesus modeled love for us. Last week we studied the story of Simon and the Sinful Woman ( as the book calls it) from Luke 7:36-50 . I love that story! The woman’s obvious brokenness, her tears, the way she poured out her affection on Christ whom she knew was the one who could forgive her! Simon did not know who Jesus really was–he was too blinded by his pride.
    This morning, this verse from Psalm 6:9 “The LORD has heard my plea; the LORD accepts my prayer” just really caught my attention. My heart is amazed that my prayer is acceptable to the LORD and that He hears. Of course I have known this for a long time, but it just caused my heart to worship today!
    I am so thankful for God’s Word and His Spirit, which teaches us and illumines our hearts to understand it. I am thankful that He has given me an insatiable thirst for Himself and His Word!