Over 100 years ago Charles Spurgeon said, “I can find ten men who will die for the Bible for every one who will read it.” Today it’s worse. The average American owns 3 bibles yet reads none of them. Only 18% of professing Christians read the Bible each day. But this can change!
You can decide right now to make God’s Word a priority in your life. Develop a habit. Go deeper. Grow stronger. Get closer to the One Who loves you the most. Spending time in God’s Word on a daily basis is an investment in the eternal. Just as your cell phone works much better when it is charged each day, life works better when we spend time in God’s presence, feeding on the Daily Bread of His Word (Matthew 4:4). Will you join us in seeking God in His Word?
There are several ways that will help you get into the Bible on a regular basis:
A. Follow a Bible Reading Plan
If you want to go deeper in God’s Word, this is a simple but powerful way to do so.
Read a short passage.
Read again and journal –
1. What do I see about God or Jesus in this passage?
2. What do I see about people? How am I like them?
3. Go deeper – what is the meaning of the passage in the larger context?
How is God calling me to believe or behave differently as a result of what I am seeing?
A: Adoration – Give praise and thanks for who God is.
C: Confession – Confess and repent for any way you have seen you need to believe or behave differently. Pray God’s will and kingdom to come in these areas.
T: Thanksgiving – Give thanks for what you have seen in His word today and for the blessings in your life.
S: Supplication/Share your life – Ask God to help you believe and behave differently, ask God for help with your needs in your life. Share what you are learning with someone.