This will help you GROW in 2017!
If you’re a Christian, you’ve heard these…
“Read your Bible every day”
“God speaks to you from the Scriptures”
“Meditate on the Word”
“Faith comes from hearing, and hearing from the Word of God”
These are just some of the many encouragements / instructions (or condemnations?) regularly heard in Christian circles. Yet from an anonymous “Hidden habits” survey we conducted in our London Hammersmith congregation a while ago, I realised again that the discipline and delight of a rich, regular, and meaningful daily interaction with God through Scripture is not the norm for many believers. I won’t bore you with the stats, but suffice to say that the answer’s given to the question “On average, how many days a week do you take a deliberate moment to read the Bible?” showed that many well-meaning believers struggle with this life-given habit. Sadly, Facebook seems so much more attractive that the Faithbook!
Pause: How would you personally answer that question right now?
From personal and pastoral experience, I believe that the habit of a regular rich meaningful interaction with the Bible is by far one of the mist important spiritual disciples for any disciple of Jesus, and is the major determining factor for a consistent and victorious faith walk through all circumstances of life.
So how does one do it? MY ANSWER: Don’t just “read” the Bible – “R.E.A.P” it!
Here are a few tips from me to help you get going or to revitalise a rich, regular devotional time with God:
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