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The Spiritual Growth Rhythm™: A Simple Bible Study Method to Grow Closer to God

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Do you want to grow closer to God? Are you looking for a simple way to study the Bible and create consistent spiritual growth in your life for more confidence, joy and peace?

Great! Then you’re in the right place because I’m going to teach you the Spiritual Growth Rhythm™: a simple 3-step Bible study method that will make it easy to understand the Bible, grow closer to God, release worry, find more gratitude, and get a new perspective on your circumstances. 

Plus, I want to give you a free 3-day Bible study so you can try the Spiritual Growth Rhythm™ for yourself!

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What Is the Spiritual Growth Rhythm™?

The Spiritual Growth Rhythm is a three-step Bible study method that allows you to:

  • Receive God’s wisdom through Bible study
  • Recognize God at work in your life
  • Release worry and fear through prayer

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I developed this trademarked Bible study method as a simple way for anyone to connect with God and apply biblical truth to his/her life in around 10 minutes a day. 

Watch this video to learn more about the Spiritual Growth Rhythm and how you can grow closer to God in 3 steps a day.

How does the Spiritual Growth Rhythm Work?

As I shared above and in the video, the Spiritual Growth Rhythm consists of 3 steps. Let’s look at each step of this simple Bible study method in detail here.

Spiritual Growth Rhythm Step 1: Receive God’s Wisdom Through Bible Study (5Rs Bible Study™ Method)

We always start with Bible time and reading Bible verses because God’s word is the primary way we receive wisdom from God. We want to hear from God and apply His truth to our lives so that we are changed and grow closer to Him. 

Therefore the first step of the Spiritual Growth Rhythm is Receive, and it can be summarized in 5 sub-steps (also known as the 5Rs Bible Study™ Method):

  • Read the verse (read the Bible verse in your preferred translation)
  • Rewrite the verse (write it just as it’s written in your Bible translation
  • Restate the verse (how can you restate the verse in your own words?)
  • Relate the verse to your life (how have you see this verse to be true i your life or the lives of others?)
  • Respond to the verse (how will you apply it to your life today?)

 

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Here’s a video that shows you how to do Step 1: Receive by explaining the 5Rs Bible Study method in detail:

You can also hear examples of how to study a Bible verse using the 5Rs Bible Study method in this podcast episode about Step 1 of the Spiritual Growth Rhythm™:

Spiritual Growth Rhythm Step 2: Recognize God at Work in Your Life

How can you recognize God at work in your life? This step is an essential part of growing closer to God because it allows you to be reminded each day of the many amazing ways that God is at work, even when you don’t “feel” Him working. 

Seeing God show up in your life is a wonderful spiritual discipline that anyone can learn that brings blessing, comfort and joy. When we know that God is at work (and we recognize it daily and thank God for what He is doing) our perspective on life changes.   

Listen to this episode and discover a simple daily gratitude practice (step 2 of the Spiritual Growth Rhythm™) that allows you to recognize God at work in your life, to learn to see God in your ordinary days and to enjoy the proven scientific benefits of practicing gratitude.   

Spiritual Growth Rhythm Step 3: Release Worry and Fear Through Prayer

The final step in the Spiritual Growth Rhythm™ is to release worry and fear through prayer.

I often describe this step as having our hands lifted to God in surrendered trust as we literally release whatever we’re afraid of or anxious about to Him. 

After we’ve been reminded of His truths and studied the Bible (Step 1) and recognized how God is present and at work in our lives (Step 2), it is much easier for us to see those things we’re still holding on to and that we needs God’s help to release through prayer.

Step 3: Release is a transformative process that allows us to lean fully into God’s love.

In John 10:10, Jesus says, “I have come so that you may have life, and life to the full.”  But how can we enjoy a full, happy life if we’re stressed and worried about what’s coming ahead, or what happened in the past?
 
You and I both know how worry and anxiety can steal our peace and even our health.  This part of the Spiritual Growth Rhythm is a practical way to let go of worry and anxiety so we can embrace God’s peace as described in Philippians 4:8
 
I share more about this part of the Spiritual Growth Rhythm™ in Episode 53 of the Vibrant Christian Living Podcast (one of the most popular episodes of all time)! 

What Makes the Spiritual Growth Rhythm Different from other Bible Study Methods?

The Spiritual Growth Rhythm is easy to remember, can be used with any Bible verse and can be used by anyone from children to adults. 

Most importantly, the Spiritual Growth Rhythm allows you to not just read a Bible verse but to understand it and apply it to your life. Step 2 allows you to keep gratitude as an important spiritual practice in your time with God. And Step 3 is an amazing way to just let go of all you’re worried about.

It’s a simple, spiritual growth transformation that can happen in as little as 10 minutes a day. 

GO HERE to give it a try for yourself with this free 3-Day Bible study. 

How can the Spiritual Growth Rhythm help me grow closer to God?

Thousands of people all over the world use the Spiritual Growth Rhythm as a simple way to grow closer to God everyday! 

Here’s how a few of them describe how the Spiritual Growth Rhythm has made such a dramatic difference in their ability to connect with God:

“I love the Spiritual Growth Rhythm™! I love how it makes me dig deeper+ then apply the verse to my life.”—TRISTA G.

“The Spiritual Growth Rhythm™ is simple + yet a very personal + deeply effective way to connect with God. I love it! Very well done!” —ROSIE G.

“I tried the Spiritual Growth Rhythm™ for the first time last night + it truly helped me! God spoke straight to my heart in the ‘Release’ part!” —KALA V.

“I did the first worksheet, and it really opened my eyes. When I read the Bible in the past, I would just read it as is and I wouldn’t break it down as applying to my life. Once I intentionally applied the Bible verse using the Spiritual Growth Rhythm,™ my eyes opened as to how the verse applied to my life.” —NADINE W.

“Being a mom of four life gets busy and I appreciate that this Bible study allows you to spend time with God even on your super busy days. Focusing on one verse instead of a chapter is great. I especially love the weekly check-in. The ‘Recognize” section changed my prayer life!”—STEPHANIE C.

“‘Recognize’ was my favorite part. I know that God is always doing good things in my life but to actually write then down each day is such a good way (especially on a hard day) to realize that no matter how trying things are, there are always things to thank God for.” —DEBBIE R.

“The worksheets gave me a voice + allowed me to discuss concerns or fears I was experiencing. It all pointed me to God + kept me focused on walking closer with Him!” —DAWN L.

“I am able to connect with God easier and I find myself meditating more on a verse. I love how I’m beginning to feel God’s presence during these times.” —CAROL B.

“Just taking the time to devote to God has been a change for me. I have not regularly read the Bible in years and while I pray often I have been “craving” more understanding in the word. I really didn’t know where to start and this was so helpful.”  —TAMMY C

Where can I try the Spiritual Growth Rhythm?

You can try the Spiritual Growth Rhythm in our free 3-Day “How to Grow Closer to God” Bible study. Download the free study here.

We also use the Spiritual Growth Rhythm in the “I Am Loved” 4-Week Bible Study Course which you can get here.

And the Spiritual Growth Rhythm™ is the main way we connect with God, connect with ourselves and connect with others in the Connected Bible Community. You can join us in the Connected Bible Community (or sign up for the waiting list if registration is closed right now). 

Are there any longer Bible studies that use the Spiritual Growth Rhythm™?

Yep! Check out the “I Am Loved” 4-week Bible Study Course here for a wonderful introduction to spending time with God everyday and gaining more confidence and joy as you learn about His amazing love for you. 

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And you can also check out our Connected Bible Community where we go through a new Bible study magazine every month and use the Spiritual Growth Rhythm as our main way to connect with God. The Connected Bible Community also includes live teaching every week and a private Facebook group for accountability and consistency. 

Learn more about the Connected Bible Community here. 

Get a Free Bible Study That Uses the Spiritual Growth Rhythm to Grow Closer to God

Now that you’ve heard all about the Spiritual Growth Rhythm and how it can help you know God in a new way and create a consistent quiet time with Him, why not give it a try for yourself?

Check out this free 3-Day Bible study: How to Grow Closer to God. It’s my gift to you so you can get started today with this amazing Bible study method and grow closer to God!

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