Okay, now that I am back in Seminary (after a short break) I’ll have to share with you a couple of the things I am learning, on occasion.
This week I learned a FANTASTIC way to read the Bible. You see, when I read it, I usually get stuck. I’ll read a couple of verses and freak out because there is so much in them to teach me. I usually will then tell the closest person around me how excited I am about those couple of verses and then move on.
What I learned this week…is I haven’t been letting God finish His thought! I haven’t been letting Him speak to me through the WHOLE chapter.
My new way of reading through the Bible will look like this –
- Read the whole chapter, straight through.
- Read the chapter again underlining the thoughts that the Holy Spirit is leading you to pay attention to.
- Read through it, again, reading all that you had underlined.
So far, I haven’t tried this BRILLIANT strategy. I keep just opening the Bible and asking the Lord to show me what He’d like me to read.
BUT, I will try it tomorrow. Because it sounds like a good way to really see what God has to tell me in a complete way.