Navigating life with ADHD and the fast pace of society, we can often find ourselves constantly rushing to the next task or paralyzed by the multitude of things on our to-do list. Unfortunately, this often affects our moments of solitude or quiet time with Jesus.
He understands that you can’t always spend much time with Him. However, He desires a daily connection with you—not just on Sundays or holidays like Christmas, but throughout the year!
In today’s hectic world, everyone is busy, especially when navigating neurodivergence with both yourself and, for some of us, your kids too!
Take a moment every day to worship Jesus, to lay at His feet, no matter how busy you are. He is God’s Son who came to save the world. He deserves all the praise.
Do you struggle to keep a consistent routine of reading your Bible every morning?
Do you have difficulty journaling?
Does your mind get distracted in prayer?
There are many ways to practice a spiritual discipline that works for you and your unique brain! Your relationship with Jesus won’t resemble mine or your friends because it’s your personal relationship with Him.
Everyone has a unique way of connecting with their spirituality. There are many ways to pursue a spiritual discipline that works for you. Here are Six ADHD Friendly Ways to Engage with Scripture to get started on your journey. Consider what you want to add to this list, and make it your own.
The Holy Bible App
The Holy Bible App allows you to have devotionals at your fingertips which is a great way to engage in daily spiritual practice. In today’s fast-paced world, finding the time to connect with your spirituality can be challenging. However, by keeping the bible and devotionals on your mobile device or tablet, you can easily create a daily routine that works for you.
Journaling can be a powerful tool to help you grow your faith and develop a deeper relationship with God. By taking time each day to reflect on your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, you can better understand yourself and your relationship with God. Journaling can be done through writing, drawing, bullet points, small reflections, sticky notes or letters.
Share What Your Learning
When we engage in the process of verbalizing our thoughts and experiences, we allow ourselves to reflect on them more deeply. This can be especially beneficial when it comes to our spiritual growth and relationship with God. By speaking about what we are learning or becoming aware of, we can anchor those insights within ourselves and integrate them more fully into our lives.
Having a daily plan can help you be more productive and efficient with your time. Breaking up tasks into bite size pieces can radically transform your ability to get this done and allow time for reading the word daily. Knowing in advance what you want to focus on can eliminate the step of figuring out where to start. This can help you avoid wasting precious time and energy on indecision and uncertainty.
Flashcards are a great way to memorize scripture. By creating your own cards, you can tailor the content to your needs. Use one card for a single verse or passage and write the reference on the back. Review your cards regularly, repeating verses and passages until you have them memorized. This method is especially helpful for visual learners who may struggle with simply reading and retaining information. And it’s a fun and creative way to engage with scripture, especially when you add colour and textures!
Podcasts and Youtube
Listening to the Bible audio, sermons, podcasts and teachings can support individuals with difficulty reading or comprehension, such as those with visual impairments or learning challenges. It promotes inclusivity and allows everyone to access the Word of God, regardless of their reading ability. Additionally, listening to different speakers and interpretations can provide a fresh perspective and deeper understanding of the Scriptures.
Your Turn, what will you add to your ADHD-friendly list of ways to engage with scripture?
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