Since then I have pretty much continually been in Bible study. Most of those were Bible and blank sheet of paper. I heard messages from Prof about synthetic Bible study. I took notes, drove from Selma to Tuscaloosa weekly to sit in on a study at the University of Alabama that was working through that method. I found a graduate of DTS who had the notes from Prof’s class, I made photo copies and studied them.
I have had a lot of men over the years who have come up to me and said I wish I could study the Bible like you do. Really? I always respond, “Ok, meet me at [whatever restaurant] next [day] for breakfast and we will get started. With very few exceptions they last two maybe three weeks.
Guitar and Bible, two things I do fairly well. Probably Bible better than guitar. People like the idea of playing and studying. Most people are not willing to pay the price, do the work, invest the time, or sacrifice the leisure time to actually learn to play or study.
There is no pill one can take that will make you a guitar hero or a Bible scholar. This isn’t the Matrix where Tank can upload a guitar or Bible program into your brain, along with the Kung Fu. Nope, both skills take time, practice, and discipline.
So if you wish you could do it, whatever it is, do it. Turn off the TV, pick up the guitar or Bible, and get after it. You will struggle. You will have a hard time with an F chord. You may not be good at observations in Bible study. You will get better. Each week you will progress. But you have to stay with it.
It is not too late. Stop wishing. Start doing.