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Five Tips to Get the Most from Reading the Bible

Quest 5 1Five Tips to Get the Most from Reading the Bible

1. Always read God’s Word expecting to meet with him. Approach God’s Word relationally. Listen for his voice. What is he saying to you personally? What do you see from his Word that reveals God’s character and ways? Where do you need to align your life with his character and ways?

2. Set aside a regular time to read God’s Word. I don’t know about you, but I need the discipline of a schedule. It helps knowing that I always spend this time listening to and conversing with God. Self-discipline is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. We do not cultivate self-discipline by always being spontaneous or only reading and conversing with him when we feel like it.

3. Beware of routine! This is the flipside of the previous tip. If you find yourself just going through the motions of reading, shake it up and do something different! For instance, if you’re in a reading plan, break out of it for a week and go to your favorite portion of Scripture. Be open with the Lord about your feelings and ask him to help you. Add some spontaneity to your Bible reading.

4. Read God’s Word out of desire for him. God is not impressed with how many times we’ve read through the Bible or with what we can recall from it. He wants our heart.

5. Share what you find with others. This is one of the most neglected, yet most powerful habits for launching ourselves and others into deeper relationship with God. Tell others what he’s revealing to you, how he’s changing you and what you enjoy about him.

1 comment

1 Sharma { 12.22.10 at 1:53 am }

Great tips! Thanks for posting!