Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Bible reading and prayer
Hello faithful readers! Sorry for the lack of posts, I do not promise to write every week, but I am wanting to get back into writing more frequently. :)
I have been reading the Bible a new way than I used to. I used to read one chapter in the Old Testament and one chapter in the New Testament. I would try to read a Psalm and Proverb for the day too.
For about 7 months now, I have been reading one book of the New Testament for the whole month. So I read the whole book through each day. The next day, I read the whole book through again.
Something I have been noticing is that I really absorb the message this way and key words and phrases jump out at me. In May, I was reading 1 Timothy, so I got to know it very well! I am reading Tim Lahaye's "How to Study the Bible for Yourself" and he mentions reading this way. He suggests studying the book after you have become familiar with it. I have gained a greater appreciation for the Word of God in the last few months.
The more we read His Word, the more we can imitate it! Even though at times I have rushed through, or not made time to read the Bible, I see it now as essential nutrients for my Spirit. I have tried to use "No Bible, No breakfast" as a motivator, but that is not for everybody.
I encourage you to keep on reading and being nourished and built up in the Word. The Lord will bless you as you follow and obey Him.
live streamed online. I didn't go to the actual meetings, but was able to watch and pray at home. You can watch the recorded sessions on youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDE7HCxWDWttKbaqEERqKaQ or here:http://naweekofprayer.com There is some great Bible teaching and exhortation. Some phrases that stuck with me: