Jesus wants us to be with him so we can become like Him. Below are some resources that will help you in your spiritual journey.
Equipped in Prayer
How To Read the Bible
Find Your Time - Just like you would plan for a doctors appointment or an important meeting, schedule regular times in your week to meet with God.
Find Your Place - Look for a place where you can consistently meet with God. This could be a chair in your office, a seat at the table, or even in your car before going to work.
Make a Plan - Don't just sit down and open your Bible. Have a plan for what you're going to read. If you're just getting started, the gospels are a great place to start! Having a plan will always help you stick with a goal longer.
Here are some Bible reading plan ideas to try:
- Start with the book of John - read a chapter a day
- Use the daily email plan from First15
- Use the Bible app by YouVersion and try one of their plans
Use a Strategy:
S.O.A.P. Method of Bible Study
Scripture - Make a daily appointment with God to sit down and read His Word. Meditate and ask Him to reveal His truth to you.
Observation - What do you see in the verses that you're reading? Who is the audience? What words or phrases stand out to you?
Application - Take it personally. How can you apply what you just read to your own life? What changes do you need to make?
Prayer - Pray God's Word back to Him. If He has revealed something to you during this time, pray about it.