... And I know what it is! Call it whatever you want - getting into the word, studying the scripture, reading my Bible, hearing from God from His Word. Whatever you want to call it, I have realized that I have never been a true reader, studier, and maybe even believer in the Bible. Oh I believe the Bible is God's word, but I've never been willing to commit my time to studying it and knowing what it says, so in a way I have not put much faith into it. I think that this is a strange thing to say for someone who believes and lives like I do. I really have a life that God has redeemed, but I feel that He is really now speaking to me about His Word and knowing it.
I heard a quote at Passion from Beth Moore and it really spoke to me. She said that she had over the last few years become more concerned with her private spiritual life instead of her public one. That's not been me. I have focused on what I am trying to do for God and not focused on Him.
What an incredible God who can know me like I am and without fail still wantbv me to be closer to Him and He be closer to me. Knowing what the Bible says is knowing what God says and that has been needed in my life just like it's needed in everyone's life.
So how does it happen - just open and read, do a word study, read random passages, follow a reading plan, buy a Bible study software, find a study group??? I don't know yet, but God already knows and will lead me where I need to go since I am finally willing!
Join me in this, let me know your ideas and thoughts. Maybe God can use you to help me and others to learn how to "get into the Word".