As many of you may know, who are on our facebook group, I have been posting "Today's Bible Reading" just about everyday. What you may not know is that each one of these are what I am actually studying in the Bible everyday for my devotional time with Jesus. This has been an exciting journey with Jesus! I have read the Bible through in a year a few times now, but never like this. I want to share with you, briefly, how I spend my time with Jesus. I start by choicing a Bible reading program. I personally like reading from the New and the Old testament simultaniously. Then I choose a quiet place to reflect on God. I like to start by either singing or listening to a song that helps lift my heart and thoughts to Jesus. Then I pray. I read a portion of a Chapter from the New Testament in my time with Jesus in the morning and 2 to 3 Chapters from the Old Testament in the evening/before I go to bed. Here is the cool part that has revolutionized my walk with Jesus. Whether in the morning or the evening, I ask 4 questions of what I read. 1. What aspect of God's character of love do you see in today's reading? 1st John 4:8 says that God is love and so as I read the Bible I should see that demonstrated. 2. What does today's reading tell you about Jesus or the Gospel (Good News)? In Luke 24, Jesus gives a Bible study to the disciples on the raod to Emmaus and there Jesus shows that all Scripture is a revelation of Himself and the good news of the Gospel. 3. What words or verses are really speaking to you today? 4. What is God saying directly to you in today's reading? Everyday I journal the answers to these questions based on the portion of scripture I read for the day. It has been an amazing experience. I am seeing the love of God as revealed through Jesus in remarkable ways and He is speaking directly to me each day through His word. Friends, I want you to have the same experience. Lastly I write out my prayer/praise requests and a list of people I want to see saved. The blessing of writing it down is so you can go back and see how Jesus has been moving in your life and speaking to you. I want to invite you to join me in this journey with Jesus. As you do this, post on our facebook group what the experience has been like for you. Here is the format:
Song of Praise & Worship –
Today’s Bible Reading: Acts 15:1-21; Job 34,35
1. What aspect of God’s character of love do you see in today’s reading?
2. What does today’s reading tell you about Jesus or the Gospel (Good News)?
3. What words or verses are really speaking to you today?
4. What is God saying directly to you in today’s reading?
Write down prayer requests and/or answers to prayer.
Write down names of people you want God to save.