Yesterday you invited someone to come to church with you. How did it go? Were you nervous? The more you share your faith the more natural it will be for you. Write down the name of the person(s) you invited in your notes and what their response was. God bless you for giving someone an opportunity to know Jesus and be right with God for eternity. As a follower of Christ, an imitator of Jesus, this is who you are now. Whether your friend comes to church or not, you have done what God expects of you. You have given someone an opportunity to know Jesus. Make this a daily habit, a lifestyle. Watch for ways you can talk to others about Christ.
Matthew 13-17 is this day's reading. There's lots of good stuff in these chapters. Watch closely as your Lord and Savior teaches you about real-life situations using parables. A parable is a simple relatable story that has a spiritual moral behind it.
Did God have a message for you through this passage? Let me show you a great way to do Bible study. In your notes write, God said, "(your name), this week I want you to work on…" and continue to write out what God was trying to tell you in today's reading. Word it as if God were speaking directly to you and only you. You are not just reading some book. There is a message God is trying to get across to you. Listen to Him. This exercise will help make your quiet time for personal.
Now do the same thing with your prayer. Write your prayer down like this: I said, "Father, ... Amen." In other words, write out your response to what God said to you today through your Bible study. Let God know what you intend to do in response to the message He has placed on your heart. Pray the same as you did yesterday, only this time write it down.