Posts tagged bible reading
The Power of Scripture Engagement

Reading my bible is an emotional and powerful experience. It hasn’t always been that way.

When I became a Christian at nineteen years old, I made the mistake that a lot of people make: I opened my bible at the beginning, expecting to read it like a novel from start to finish. This continued okay for a while, but eventually, I got bored (you know exactly what I mean.) I tried to push through, but I got overwhelmed by trying to keep up with my over-committed plan. I wanted to be disciplined, but I just felt defeated. And I didn’t know why I should keep going.

All my half-hearted attempts at reading the bible amounted to a lot of guilt and feeling like I wasn’t a good Christian. I kept thinking, “Why am I struggling so much even though I love God?”

When I learned to read the bible in a different way—in a way that made scripture come alive as a conversation with God, everything changed. Now, when I read scripture, I soak in the sound of a familiar voice—the voice I open my bible and my heart for almost every day.

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4 Tips for Better Bible Reading

If you read your bible this morning, the question is: do you remember what you read? And more importantly, do you have a general idea of what God spoke to you that applies to your current life?If you do, then that's awesome! You are definitely in the minority.

It's unfortunate, but it seems that daily bible reading has become another mindless activity in our day. We want to be "good Christians" so we open our bibles up and read something most days and check it off the religious checklist in our heads without giving it much reflection or additional thought.

Fortunately, it doesn't have to be that way if we decide to be intentional about our bible reading!

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