My word for this year is shine. One way I want to shine is to read the Bible each day to fuel me to be a better follower of Jesus Christ. How could I shine and reflect Jesus if I don’t read and apply God’s Word, my guidance, to my life? I am thankful to Pastor @RickWarren for sharing this application I could use to subscribe to devotionals that would encourage me to read the Bible every day. This app is called the YouVersion. It has a myriad of Bible translations and languages. It allows me to take notes, to bookmark and to highlight. I can also share verses I like or share the verse of the day. It has so many reading plans I could choose from and find those that are applicable to my life like Parenting and Marriage.
If you are also studying the Bible, I want to share these ways of uncovering God’s Word to really experience the Bible and listen to what the Lord wants to tell us.
How to UNCOVER God’s Word:
ASK – God to connect with you here. In prayer, start by slowing down, inviting God to be present. Begin with focus and openness to see what God has for you.
READ – the selected section of Scripture slowly. Take note of the words and phrases that intrigue you, reading them a second time if necessary.
REFLECT – on what grabs you. What connections do you see at this point in your life? How might God be speaking to you through these words? Stop long enough to let this take root and thank God for engaging you.
RESPOND – to the Scripture. Speak directly to God about what’s on your mind and heart. Look for ways to live out what you’ve uncovered – individually and with your church. And look for ways to bring what you have discovered to others.