The internet has become an open market for thoughts and ideas. You go through your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram feed hoping for satisfaction in what you find. Most of the time you won’t.

Your thoughts and needs change. Your approaches and reactions to certain topics change. Your intent and motivations change. One thing that won’t and doesn’t change is God.

Why not make the most of your time studying the powerful and inspirational words in the Bible while you are online? This book has inspired millions to change their lives.

Pray before you start. Pray so that the message in His words comes clear to you.

Have patience. The more you read, the more you learn. Keep an open mind and an open heart.

Avoid distractions. Reading the Bible with the right mind-set is also prayer. Lift up your mind and heart to God. Distractions may hinder this process.

Try to set up a schedule. Inviting Jesus to be a part of your day is a great way to keep in touch with him. This schedule also enables you to use your time in a more constructive way rather than spending hours surfing aimlessly on your computer.

If computers aren’t available there are also a number of apps on your cell phone which you can use online. If there’s anything good that has happened with to our technology, it’s that several Bible versions are now available for free online. You can view them either on your computer or your mobile phone. Be sure to read on Bible verses from reliable online websites only.

It’s not enough to memorize phrases without knowing the whole passage. Studying the Bible at home enables you to backtrack on certain quotations used in memes that are misused at times. It is important to know the whole story. Yes, it is true that certain phrases may inspire you to do certain things, but complete understanding comes from knowing the whole story.

If ever you are going to use an external source for determining the meaning of a certain passage don’t forget to pray that the commentary you are reading is true to His message and word.

Keeping a record or journal on what you have read also helps. You can back track on your progress and share what you have learned with others online.

Let’s use the resources God has given us to continue to praise His name. Sharing your personal experiences with others could help them open up and also think about the good things reading the Bible has brought into their lives.

Put what you learn into practice. Don’t read the Bible for academics. The Bible is God’s message to the people who wish to follow Jesus in His Kingdom.

Jesus gives us hope for a life with Him and His Father after our life here on earth. The Bible is one of their ways to talk to us. If you’re really serious about knowing of their promises and what to do in order to receive imperishable riches, then please start reading and studying the Bible.

Philippians 2:13 “For it is God who worketh in you, both to will and to do of His good pleasure.”

For 15 years Mimi Rothschild has been privileged to help hundreds of thousands of homeschoolers educate their children at home. The MorningStar Academy is a private online Christian school offering diplomas and teachers. The Jubilee Academy is an online Christian curriculum provider offering over 150 full year online Christian courses for PreK-12.