Friday, July 29, 2011

Practice Reading the Bible

When we read The Bible, we're literally reading God's word. I heard someone describe it as "God's love letter to us" and that's exactly what it is. However, when we read, we're prone to thinking that it's all about us. We search the scriptures for things we can apply to our lives or circumstances and turn the focus inward.

The next time you sit down with your Bible to read, do it in a different way:

  • Find a quiet place where you are totally undistracted.
  • Thank God for the privilege of reading His word.
  • Ask Him for wisdom and understanding.
  • Read a short passage.
  • Read the same passage again - this time out loud.
  • Meditate on it - this means, think about God and His attributes.
  • Write it on an index card and read it several times a day.
  • Keep the focus on Him, where it rightly belongs.

Here's a scripture to get you started:

The LORD is gracious and full of compassion,
Slow to anger and great in mercy.
The LORD is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all His works.

       Psalm 145:8-9

1 comment:

  1. I am enjoying reading your posts again :) This one was great and so true, we are all sometimes like the toddler who thinks everything revolves around her. I will be taking your advice in my next quiet time. Thanks!