Grow Your Faith|Immerse Yourself in God’s Word

14 Aug

bible“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,” ― 2 Timothy 3:16

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” ― Hebrews 4:12

“It’s one thing to be unfamiliar with Scripture when you don’t own a Bible; it’s another thing when you have a bookshelf full. No Spiritual Discipline is more important than the intake of God’s Word. Nothing can substitute for it. There simply is no healthy Christian life apart from a diet of the milk and meat of Scripture.”

― Donald Whitney “Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life”

From TACC Worship Guide August 11, 2013:

What is your personal practice of Bible listening, reading, studying, memorizing, meditation?
What are some practical steps you can take to improve?”

  • Set a time and place to read.
  • Pray as you read.
  • Use the same Bible all the time.
  • Mark your Bible.
  • Learn some Bible study principles.
  • Have an accountability partner.
  • Read consecutively.
  • Buy a devotional guide or easy to read commentary

Make a decision to spend as much time in the Bible as you do on the internet, television, watching sports.
Fast from electronics, when you have spare time, read your Bible

― Pastor Burris “Life Group Questions”

Additionally the following article offers some additional thoughts and encouragement related to Bible intake and faith

by Jonathan Parnell –Desiring God (excerpt)

If you want your faith to grow, read the Bible.

Earlier this Spring, in a discussion on sanctification, John Piper explains, “The only way faith grows is by God speaking to you. ‘Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God’ [Romans 10:17] — and not just when you got saved, but everyday of your life.”

God speaks to us when we read his word. There is where we encounter his truth — his promises, his warnings, his commands — of which we are called to trust and obey. And his truth is where the Spirit builds our faith…

The remaining article and videos can be viewed here: Do You Want Your Faith to Grow? – Desiring God.

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