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My Study Buddy: Charge Up Your Study Power! © 2020 Our Daily Bread Ministries®. All rights reserved. Requests for permission to quote from this book should be directed to: Permissions Department, Our Daily Bread Publishing, PO Box 3566, Grand Rapids, MI 49501, or contact us by email at permissionsdept@odb.org. Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version® Anglicized, NIV® Copyright © 1979, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com. Editorial: Asia Pacific English Content Development Team Cover design by Mary Tham Interior design by Mary Tham, Lidya Jap Printed in Singapore


Hello! Tests and exams . . . there can’t possibly be many more things that can make us feel so stressed and anxious! Knuckling down to study while the anxiety is cranking up is no fun. It stops us from doing what we really want to do, upsets our sleep, makes us tired and grumpy . . . in other words, it messes up just about every area of our lives. Naturally, it might seem a little odd to suggest that you spend a few minutes reading this booklet each day. But we believe that you’ll find it worth those few minutes!

How to use My Study Buddy:

• Choose one reflection from the section “Reflect” or one activity from the section “Journal”. Jot down your thoughts and talk to God about them. • Write an encouragement to your friends using the attached cards. • Doodle on the blank pages. Express how you feel or what you’re thinking, and talk to God about what you’ve drawn.

ALL THE BEST! Our Daily Bread Ministries


God is and

strength, an ever-present

Help in Trouble. Psalm 46:1


God is an ever-present help. That means He’s alw ays with us and able to help us. Commit your trouble to Him now. Be confident that you wi ll overcome it, with God’s help.

Pray:

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Study Buddy: How does God help us? He sends help through people—your teachers, parents, tutors, and friends!

Reflection

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Reflection

If a person is hu mble about his academic progre what would he sa ss, y when someone praises him?

A humble person is a thankful per

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Thank God for your academic progres

Beware of boastful thoughts or wor ds that say: “I accomplished this by myself!”

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Study Buddy:

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yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5:5-6

humble = to be aware of your weakness proud = arrogant, boastful, self-important


Proverbs 21:5


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n Diligent = good planning, hard work, careful and sustained attentio

Do you have a good plan for studying? Is there a subject or topic you need to work harder on? What can you do to reduce distraction and to concentrate when studying? Commit your thoughts to God.

Pray:

gent. Lord, help me to enjoy being dili and k, wor hard , I know that good planning efit me. ben will careful and constant attention

Study Buddy:

orise Game to take on a challenge? Mem beginning Proverbs 21:5. Try recalling it at the and end of your study time!

Reflection

diligence when Rate yourself in terms of you study your subjects.


Reflection

As a student, your work is studying. Rewrite this verse by filling in “study” or “studying”. Whatever you ____________, _________________ it with all your heart, as _______________________ for the Lord. —Colossians 3:23

Studying for the Lord means putting Him at the centre.

Pray before and after you study. Ask Him to guide you to study effectively and efficiently, not half-heartedly, but wholeheartedly for God’s glory.

Pray:

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Fun ways to learn

STUDY BUDDY:

Feeling bored? Try using fun ways, such as acronyms, to help you remember key facts about a topic. Here’s an example: Check your writing . . . C apital letters Have you used capital letters? U nderstanding Does it make sense? P unctuation Have you used . , “” ?! S pelling Does it look right?


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Are you physically, emoti onally, and mentally exhausted from studying ? God is able to give you strength when you hope in Him. Draw hope from His ch aracter. He is a God who care s and sustains His people.

Pray: Lord,You care for me and keep me going when I am tired. Help me to be confident in Your care and provision. Renew my strength, for I am Yours.

Study Buddy: Feeling tired from all the revision? God has a wonderfu l promise for you in Isaiah 40:29–31. Decorat e the words that te ll us the good outcome when we look to God for he lp.

Reflection

What can you do to hope in the Lord as you keep studying?


Reflection

Fill in the blan ks in this praye r, and then pray it: Dear Lord, I am feeling anxious about studying _______________________________________. Thank You that You are my God, who created, sustained, and redeemed me. Help me _____________________ _________________________________________. Guard my emotions and thoughts. Help me to rest in Jesus. As I continue studying diligently, I know I will feel secure in You even though I cannot explain why. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Whenever you feel anxious, pray. Pray, pray, and keeping praying. Don’t forget to add thanksgiving to your prayers. God’s peace will come!

STUDY BUDDY:

Place two fingers on your wrist. Try measuring your pulse. Is it beating very fast? Here’s an antidote for calming fears and anxiety: Underline the key words in Philippians 4:6–7. Reflect on what these words mean to you.


about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6--7


In God, whose word I praise—-in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? Psalm 56:3–4


prayer, and

Lord, I am afraid of ______________________. But I remember Your Word says _______________ _______________________________________. I know Your promises are true and I can trust in You. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Tests and exams are set by humans.

Do not fear mortals more than you trust in the immortal God. While fear of failure is understan dable, confidence in God is unshakable.

Pray:

aid when I Lord, I confess I am afr and exams. I want think about my tests You, one by one. I to surrender my fears to confidence in You. want to have unshakable

Study Buddy: Want another antidote for calming fears? PRAY. God hears you, and will answer you.

Reflection

Fill in the blanks in this then pray it:


Reflection

From Luke 1 2:6 for certain th –7, how do we know a your studies t God cares about you a ? nd

You are more than your exam score. You are more than your academic achievements. You are God’s handiwork (Ephesians 2:10). You can study fearlessly, knowing that you are His and He loves you.

Pray:

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Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Don’t bed. afrai : Luke 12 6--7


Journal

all this THROUGH O D N H I CA who gives me strength IM . Philippians 4 :13

Can you find these words in the puzzle? FEAR LAZINESS STRENGTH TRUST HELP

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Top three things I will do with God’s help today:

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Stop procrastinating

Study for the subject that I least enjoy

Concentrate and focus on my revision

Be kind to others even when I’m stressed

Exercise self-control in my rest and play time

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Journal

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

How many new words can you make from the letters in “WONDERFULLY”? The first one is done for you!

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Top three things I will praise God for today:

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I am who I am

No matter what grades I get, I am loved

I have unique strengths and weaknesses

God didn’t make any mistake when He made me

I don’t have to compare myself with others; I am special

Study Buddy:

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Journal

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You may want to choose from the list below: • I didn’t feel like studying today • I’m anxious about the tests and exams • I don’t feel anything and my parents are upset that I’m so relaxed • I’m afraid as I can’t seem to concentrate • I’m upset that I can’t do the things that I enjoy


Journal

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A Break! Imagine what you’d like to do after your tests and exams are over. Doodle it down on the next page.


Journal

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Journal

I lift up my eyes to the mountains– where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1–2


Fill in the blanks in this prayer,

and then pray it:


Journal

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Try saying . . .

I dislike

With God’s strength, I’m going to

___________________ like _______________________ I don’t want to

With God’s strength, I’m going to

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With God’s strength, I’m not going

___________________ to give up on _______________ _________________________


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With God’s help, I studied diligently. [ ] With God’s help, I didn’t give up. [ ] With God’s help, I didn’t allow fear to control me. [ ] With God’s help, I took study breaks. [ ] ________________________________________ _____________________________________ [ ] ________________________________________ ______________________________ [ ]

Study Buddy:

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Journal

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A Break! Use your favourite pens or pencils to colour this verse that reminds us that God cares for us and we need not worry. He will meet our needs.


Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet

your heavenly Father feeds them.

MUCH MORE VALUABLE Are you not

than they?

Matthew 6:26


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Journal

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A Break! Write a message to God, telling Him your feelings and thoughts about studying. Ask Him to be the Lord of your tests and exams.


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Pray more.


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