There is a difference between reading the Bible and incorporating the Bible into your life. The Bible can be read just like any other book... words, sentences, information. We can read a chapter and move on with our day with little more thought than we give to the newspaper headlines.
I want to encourage you today to incorporate the Word into your routine. To meditate on it (Psalm 119:15) A simple way to start is to grab on to a verse or passage and take it with you all day long whether by memorizing it or writing it on a notecard. Then, as often as you can... during breaks, in the car, at lunch or even during those moments when you feel stressed or discouraged or angry... go back to that scripture. Recite it to yourself out loud. Think through the words very specifically. Ask God to plant those truths into your life and to speak to you through it. Then, at your next opportunity, do it all over again!
Great spiritual change and transformation that lasts comes through the little things that we choose to do every day (Romans 12:2). Start a new habit of meditating on scripture today!
Milton Hubbard has served as Pastor of Living Word Assembly since 1977
Ryan Wheeler serves as Associate Pastor at Living Word Assembly.