How To Start a Bible Time Routine as a Teenager

Hello, friends! I hope you’re all doing well (: It’s been a while since I’ve posted, hasn’t it? I mean, a lot’s happened. I finished 9th grade (which is so weird to think through), I got 33k words into my current WIP (which you can now find on Goodreads here), and spent a week at Joni & Friends. June is almost done, and that’s so weird to think through. I can’t believe that we’re already halfway done with the year; it feels like we just started 2022.

I developed a steady bible routine about a year and a half ago, and it’s been so therapeutic. My morning time with Jesus is like a calm in the middle of a storm; it prepares me for the day ahead of me, and overall just leaves me feeling refreshed. I honestly think that getting a consistent bible time routine is key to growing in your faith. Which is precisely why I’m posting on this topic. Please note that this is just my advice; you don’t have to follow what this post says to “be a good christian”, these are just some ideas to help you guys grow closer to the Lord.


How To Start A Bible Time Routine

  1. Choose a specific time of the day to have your bible time

I cannot stress this enough. Carve out a time each day, where you can be free from distractions, and set aside that time to be your Jesus time. For me, I like to have this time be in the morning, right after I eat breakfast. I want to get in the habit of doing an evening bible time as well though. Please keep in mind that there is no specific “best time” for doing your bible time; whenever you’re free is the best time, k?

  1. Start out with connecting with God

Before I spend time in His word, I always try to make a point of connecting with the Lord, whether it’s through prayer or music. Sometimes I say a prayer, and sometimes I just play some worship music and try to meditate on His goodness. I highly recommend trying out something along the lines of that; it makes reading the bible feel so much more personal.

  1. Choose a bible reading plan (or bible reading method)

As tempting as it may be to just turn to a random page in your bible, I highly recommend having a method for what you read. Little Faith Blog has some lovely bible plans that I just can’t recommend enough (: 

  1. Read a chapter or 2 of a christian book

For me, once I finish doing my bible reading, I like to read a bit of whatever christian book I’m going through at the moment. Currently, I’m reading through Gentle & Lowly and Lies Young Women Believe. Reading through a christian book after doing my bible reading really helps me to focus on God a little more.

  1. Add in a few other things that help you to praise the Lord

I also have quite a few things I like to add on to my bible time, to keep it from getting boring. It’s so easy to fall into a rut, and to have your bible time feel like a chore, which is precisely why I like to change things up on a regular basis. Some of my little things I like to add on include singing a hymn from my hymn book, crying out to Jesus, journaling, saying a prayer from my prayer book, worshiping God, and more. Mind you, I only do one or two of these things each day, but still… they’re really helpful for me to connect with my King.

  1. Incorperate God throughout your day

A lot of christians tend to just do their bible time, and then proceed to go about their day without giving God any more attention. That works, I guess, if your relationship with God is just a chore and a religion. But, here’s the thing; being a christian isn’t just a religion. It’s a relationship. It’s a constant sort of thing, that requires daily sacrifice. Which is precisely why your time with God doesn’t end after your bible time. It’s an all day everyday sort of thing. I’m not saying you need to be legalistic about it, but I am saying that I would advise staying focused on God throughout your day, whether it’s through worship music, or whispered prayers throughout the day.

  1. It’s okay if you end up not doing your bible time everyday

I get it; you get busy. You forget. Instagram is far more interesting than your bible. Sometimes it’s just not possible to fit in bible time. And that’s okay. Our God is not a legalistic overbearing “you need to do this or I will fail to forgive you” kind of god. He is an understanding, loving sort of god. He understands that you are only human, and that you mess up. If you didn’t get your bible time in today, please don’t feel guilty or hate yourself. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. There’s always tomorrow ❤


Thank you so so much for reading! *Hugs* If you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to like, follow, and leave a comment. I hope you have a wonderful day ❤ Stay focused on Christ!

What does your bible time look like? Let me know in the comments below (:

/ Ad Gloriam Dei /

How To Finish Out The School Year Well

Guys, the school year is almost over!! I don’t know about you guys, but I have about a month and a half left (give or take a few days), and I am literally so excited. Once this (school) year is over, I’ll officially be a ✨ high schooler ✨. The only issue is that with the end of school comes daydreaming, restlessness, and a desire to stop working hard and just get done with homework as soon as possible (at least for me). I’ve compiled a list of some tips that I hope will be really helpful for you, so that maybe once Summer begins, you’ll actually feel refreshed and proud of yourself instead of dead and burned out. 

These little pieces of advice can work for literally anyone, whether they’re homeschooled  (like me) or go to a public school <3. 

My Tips For Finishing The School Year Well 

Take notes on EVERYTHING you’re reading. This can be so helpful, especially when you have to answer questions about what you read.

Invest in some fun yet affordable new stationary. For me, all it takes is a new notebook and set of pens to give me a boost of excitement for a day or two. Although, please don’t buy yourself something new every-time you’re bored, this is a very easy way to empty your wallet and cause this to lose its novelty. Some of my favorite affordable stationary items are Zebra Mildliners, these pens, and these pencils.  

If you have the luxury of highlighting your school books, take advantage of it. Set a system for what different color highlights mean. For example; my personal system is…

Red – Look up definition

Teal – Take notes on this

Orange – Ooh this was interesting

Pink – IMPORTANT

Green – This might be useful

Blue – Answer to questions that were assigned

(I’m obsessed with highlighters haha)

If you can draw in your schoolbooks, use this as an opportunity to doodle some fun stuff in them to make them more cute and less school-y. I love doing this, I’ll theme each chapter with doodles (right now I’m reading Survival Of The Sickest for science, and each chapter has a fun title, so I’ll theme my doodles after that chapter).  

Take care of your health!! Make sure to stay hydrated, do a energizing workout daily, eat healthy, go to bed at a reasonable time, and brush your teeth + hair.

Make time for self care. I personally like Self Care Sundays; on which I do a DIY face mask, long shower, watch one of my favorite movies or shows, DIY body scrub, and place out some LED candles. Although!! Make sure that your self care isn’t just an excuse to procrastinate. 

Get dressed every day in cute clothing, this can help you to feel more alert and focused. I tend to feel sluggish if I’m in my pajamas all day, so I’ll typically try to get dressed up, even if it is just for homework. 

Put together a great playlist for listening to while doing schoolwork. Some of my current favorite stuff to listen to while working include Deja Vu [clean version], by Olivia Rodrigo; 8am, by Lauren Cimorelli; Awesome God/God Only Knows, by Cast of A Week Away; All of Elle Limebear’s music; Believer, by Imagine Dragons; and Questions, by Tori Kelly. 

Try to get your homework or schoolwork done at a reasonable hour. I try to aim for noon-ish. 

Attempt to sleep better!! Get off devices an hour before bed, place lavender essential oils on your pillow right before bed, make your bed all cozy, pray right before sleep, and listen to a podcast as you begin to doze off (I’m currently obsessed with the WHOA That’s Good podcast, with Sadie Robertson).

Keep inspiring quotes on your phone/computer/iPad to keep you feeling energetic and vibey. Pinterest is great for finding these (although what do I know, I don’t have Pinterest haha). 

If you have siblings or friends, play a board game online over zoom (to keep things covid safe — although if you do this with siblings, you can use board games in real life), and every time you move a square, force yourself to answer one question on your worksheet or write one sentence of your essay. If you don’t have siblings or friends, you can always do this by yourself with a video game; every time your character dies, you have to do a bit more of your homework.

If you need, take a blog hiatus (if you have a blog) so you can focus more on your schoolwork. Blogging is extremely time consuming and can interfere with your school. 

Try to live in the ‘now’ (haha that sounds so cheesy) and enjoy the end of the school  year instead of spending it waiting for Summer. Summer will come soon enough, currently you just need to focus on what’s going on at the moment. 

Make your study space cozy and inviting!! Print out some inspiring quotes and put those around it! Leave out all your highlighters to inspire you!! Keep it looking really clean and organized!!

Take 15 minute breaks in between assignments!! Seriously, this has been SO helpful for me. I’m lowkey ADHD (I almost got the diagnosis, but instead got an Autism diagnosis — although I still think I have ADHD), and doing this really helps me to focus when I have a lot of stuff to get done. 

That’s kinda it, guys!! I hope that this post was helpful for you!!

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What are your tricks for getting through the end of school? Did you find any of these tips helpful? Let me know in the comments!!

XOXO,

Liesl ♡