Yesterday I mentioned how good it is to change your cooking methods so you don’t get into a rut. The same thing is true in your daily Bible reading. If you find yourself not getting a blessing out of your time of feasting in God’s Word, perhaps it’s time to change things up a bit. Maybe it’s time to try one or more of these ideas:
- Play meditative music while you’re reading. I love The Wilds CD, Fireside. I also have a few piano CD’s I play. I find music without singing is better for me – otherwise I’ll sing along!
- Keep a journal of short thoughts as you read. Write down what the Lord says to you as you read. It doesn’t have to be paragraphs – just a few bulleted thoughts will aid you in remembering what you’ve read.
- Look for specific things as you’re reading:
- Is there anything here that points to the Savior?
- Is there a promise for me to claim?
- Is there an example here for me to follow?
- Is there a command for me to obey?
- Is there a sin to avoid?
- Go to a different spot for your devotions. Now that it’s pretty outside, perhaps a spot on the deck or porch would be inviting (if it’s not too distracting).
- If you’re weary of the method of your Bible reading, try a new plan. You don’t have to wait until January first! I began reading through the Bible just 65 days ago, and I’m loving it!
- Pray about whom you can share your Bible reading with today. God will prepare you to encourage others with what He gives you in His Word that day! Remember, it doesn’t matter what your opinion is about a person’s situation. You need to point them to the Truth of the Bible.
I trust that your time in the Word, if it needs to be refreshed, will be better than the chicken you grill out on the patio! The psalmist said God’s Word was sweeter than honey. That is what God intends for it to be. If you’re not tasting the sweetness, refresh your time with the Lord today.
What did the Lord say to you in His Word today?
See you in church!