How to read the Bible daily in a way that will change your life

One way to read the Bible and let God's word reach deep into your soul is to read a "curated" verse every day.

Like a devotional, this verse will come from a "greatest hits."

With our busy lives, it can easy to let Bible reading go by till we find the "right time."

But Scripture, even in smaller bites, truly impacts us:

Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.
— 2 Timothy 3:17 (MSG)

Here is how to get the most out of quick bits of daily reading:

1. Write down your thoughts and actions

While we can certain reflect silently on scripture, the act of writing out of thoughts gifts us more clarity and permanence.  This doesn't need to be a long essay.  But it should be something that reflects how God's word has affected us.

2. Write down the "revelation"

God's word is very revealing.  It's meant for us to not only know God, but to "show us the truth" including "exposing our rebellion."

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
— Hebrews 4:12

3. Write down your "action" or "repentance"

Repentance often has such a strong connotation.  For some, it can be misinterpreted as a form of punishment.

But it comes from the Greek word μετάνοια.  Which is a "change of heart."

When we encounter Scripture and have a 'change of heart' that usually means we will act.  

So write down what that "action" may be.

4. Reflect on the past

From time to time, you should reflect back on Scripture, revelations, and actions from the past to see how you have been changed through an encounter with God's word.

So it doesn't have to be that complicated.

The most important thing is to stay regular and to stay accountable.

To go back to Kaya who can help you to both, click on the button below and type "scripture" to get started.

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