Do you make time each day to connect with God? Why or why not? Listen as Anne Graham Lotz joins Susie to explore the practice and power of studying the Word.
Here are some of the things Anne suggests:
• Create a pattern. It’s never too late to start! “The most important thing is that you’re consistent. That you meet with the Lord every day.”
• Pick a place where you can do your reading.
• Keep a journal handy in case you’d like to make notes on what you’re discovering.
• Write down what the passage says. List the facts. Note what you can learn from it and apply to your life today.
• Give yourself grace! Some days you may have more time to read and reflect than others. Know that God’s love doesn’t waver with your schedule.
Anne points out that this is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Our times reading the Bible will look differently but the important thing is keeping that connection with Christ through His Word and His promises.
“To be in it and to eat of it is to be spiritually healthy. If you’re hungry for the Word, then you need to get into it.”
Satan knows how powerful we become when we know God’s Word and live an active walk of faith. Anne calls us to be alert and aware of his schemes and attempts to derail us.
“The devil will make sure that we’re so busy and have so many things that come at us that we can’t see the big picture. We live in very dangerous times but very strategic times.”
Anne calls us to pray, dig into God’s Word, and keep it as our plumb line no matter what comes.
Key Scriptures: Psalm 122:6; 1 Peter 4:7; James 1:12
Theme Song: Strong God by Meredith Andrews
Highlight : The effects of studying the Word
I am so thankful to God for loving us so much and giving us the priceless gift of Jesus! Sometimes I am overwhelmed that we have His word to study’s-that we can actually read the things that the creator of all said! I can attest that God is so real and we can know Him through His word because the more I study and internalize it, the stronger the desire becomes! All of this spoken in as humble a way as possible and praying for all to know and experience ! God bless!
I SO agree with you and I love your enthusiasm! 🙂 Thanks so much for your comment and for listening to the show. May God continue to show you great and marvelous things from His Word. Blessings to you!
I so appreciate your word of structuring our time of studying the word of God. It’s been 41 years since I’ve given my life to the Lord. I still have such a desire to know the word in a greater way. I’m glad for mentors that the Lord has given us to instruct us in how to cause the word to be the most effective in our lives! Thank you for sharing. I so receive it!
Thank you for your note. And I so appreciate your heart to know God’s Word more deeply and more profoundly. May He grant you the deepest desires of your heart and reveal truths to your soul that completely change how you look at life, how you see others, and even how you see yourself. You’re loved, called, equipped, and cared for. May God work in and through you in ways that are above and beyond your wildest dreams. He’s always working and He’s always good. Bless you.