Four Things You Can Do To Add Some “Flavor” To Your Bible Reading (part 2)

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Is a Bible reading plan one of your priorities this year?

I hope the fact that you are reading is an indication that you are!

Let me make a statement that I thought about after part one of these blog posts.

The Bible is packed full of flavor.

It is the living breathing word of GOD. 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God…

So the tips I am giving you are not to add flavor, but instead ways to help you bring out that flavor.

So without further delay.

Four things you can do to add some “flavor’ to your Bible reading. (plus a bonus one)

Place yourself in the story.

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Imagine colors, smells, noises, temperature. Try to feel the joy, stress, anger, fear, confusion that the writers and people in these accounts felt.

By telling you to place yourself in the story, I don’t want you to get the idea that it’s about you or anyone else. It’s all about Jesus.
But, I have experienced that pausing a moment and thinking about what is going on through the eyes of a human, adds a level of understanding that breezing through as if this happened to some fictitious character.
It gives me an opportunity to see God’s love through their deliverance. Trying to feel their passion for God can make me jealous and cause me to seek harder after that same kind of devotion and closeness.

Be consistent with a specific time you read your Bible reading.

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There isn’t anything magical about the time you do your bible reading but it does add a certain level of expectation. It’s almost like when you get in a habit of eating at 12 pm. If you miss it your body will let you know.

After years of getting up early to do my devotion, I can tell a difference when I break that routine. My soul craves that time with God. I feel the spiritual hunger pains when I don’t take in the bread of life.

And of course, another benefit to this is that anything that gets scheduled, even if it is scheduled mentally, normally gets done.

Having a consistent time to do your quiet time will help you be, well, consistent.

The bottom line is that there isn’t a magic bullet that will give you the best devotional time you have ever experienced.

It’s a spiritual battle against yourself to seek after God with all your heart, soul and mind. And it won’t come easy. It won’t come without a price.

But whatever price you pay will be worth it.

Paul describes it this way in Romans 11:33, “ Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!”

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If you haven’t already, click HERE to check out my post on how to easily see your bible reading progress. (There’s a free download as well!)

This is a two part post. To read part one Click Here.

Check out these other resources:

8 Spiritual Growth Areas You Might Want To Work On

Meditating Is A Must

Spiritual Backward Design


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