How to read the Bible

When you are beginning your walk with Christ, sometimes you don’t know how you should go about the journey. One thing that you should always do is open your Bible. If you wanna know more about God, you have to get to know him through his word. Why his word? Because it literally shows you who he is and the promises he has for his children, the ones that choose to serve and love him. God literally spelled everything out in his word, the Bible.

So when you want to get to know God, crack open the Bible and get to reading. I remember when I was a new Christian, I was like- I don’t know what to focus on. Looking back, I’m like the whole entire book. But that can be overwhelming. When I’m reading the Bible, I usually pray and ask God, where should I read? Ask, he will answer you.

Once I know what I’m reading I will pray before hand and ask for understanding of the word. And then read. I read from two different Bibles- The life application Study Bible and Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible. For my morning reading, before I go to work, I’ll use the life application Bible and then read the notes at the bottom of the page that are linked to the Bible verses I read above. It helps me get a clear understanding of what the Bible is discussing in words I can understand. And later that night (when I can get in depth) I’ll read from the Dake’s Bible where I read a chapter and also read the extremely detailed notes that accompany what I just read. The Dake’s Bible is extremely thorough. It’s an awesome Bible to have.

After I read the Bible, I’ll pray again and then declare scripture over myself for the day. I have a few I say on a daily basis that are a mainstay for me. Remember your words have power and the breath God gave you has the power to speak life or death. So choose to speak life over yourself.

I know the Bible can seem intimidating especially when you don’t know where to start, but if you follow a pastor or a prophet (one with an immaculate track record) you can always study out the scriptures and areas around those verses to get full understanding. Or start with Proverbs or Psalms. It doesn’t matter where you start, as long as you start. God wants a relationship with you, but you can’t fully understand who he is unless you spend time with him in the book that he has written, the Bible.

Do you have a favorite book in the Bible? What about a favorite scripture?

I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time have a great day!

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