Scripture feeds our souls.
Our bodies have an appetite that reminds us to keep them alive by feeding them. What is your cue to feed your spirit? For our relationship with God to grow stronger, we must feed it. God’s Word is that food. Just like a baby cries out for milk, a spirit made alive through faith in Christ has an appetite, too. But it’s so easy to distract ourselves from being in tune with this hunger and thirst. Entertainment, busyness, even good things like family and friends can get in the way of maintaining consistent Bible study.
You have to choose to make feeding your spiritual growth the top priority in your day. Instead of just checking it off and going on through your day, go slowly and really internalize it. Build your appetite for the Bible by mixing up your habits. If you typically read straight through from beginning to end, skip around. If you typically just do one reading plan at a time, like this one, try taking a particular book of the Bible and going through it multiple times. If you have a choice of versions in your language or speak another language, try reading in a different translation than you’re used to.
Select a meaningful passage and read it over and over daily until you have it memorized. Or, rather than picking a passage at random, commit to a new Bible plan before you finish the previous one. What will you do to make feeding your soul as much of a priority as feeding your body?
Talk to God: God, help me be faithful to reading Your Word. Stir a hunger and thirst in me for drawing closer to You through Your Word. I want my spiritual appetite to grow and my relationship with You to grow as a result. Help me to taste Your goodness through what I read each day. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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This plan was created by Life.Church and translated into other languages in partnership with Wycliffe Bible Translators (www.wycliffe.org), an organization committed to providing God's Word for communities still waiting.