Practical Guide to read your Bible

– 01 April 2022

I am sure that you would agree with me that it is very important to get God’s Word into our hearts and lives. Even if you read the whole Bible cover to cover, you can feel very puzzled or completely miss what it is saying to you.

Often it is because you need to slow down, take time with the Holy Spirit and ask a few questions to help you on your journey.

I have put together a very practical, simple and beneficial exercise to help you with your journey with the Holy Spirit – Remember, the Holy Spirit is our teacher and He loves his job.

So when you are ready, get your Bible, a notepad and pen, and a cup of coffee, make sure you block off some time for just you and the Holy Spirit. (You can do this exercise with your family as.)

Open up the Bible to any scripture that you feel is pressing down in your heart.
Here is an Example…

John 1:10-13 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

In order to receive maximum benefit from the scripture, we should ask ourselves:-
1 After reading this passage, and then, without looking at it, put it in your own words. (writing it out is even better!)
2 Then re-read the passage and see if you left anything important out.
3 What does this passage tell you about God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit)?
4 What does this passage tell you about people (yourself)?
5 If this passage is a message from God to you, what, in your life would (or would need to) change?
6 Do you know someone who would benefit from hearing this message?
7 When are you going to tell them?

My challenge to you this month is to do this exercise with either your family or with yourself and enjoy your journey as you put the Word into practice in your life.

May God’s Word GROW and produce a HARVEST in your life as you PLANT IT in fertile soil!

Lots of love