Reading the Bible can be a rich and life-giving experience, but it’s also a skill that can be learned and developed. Like riding a bike or learning to play a sport; it requires practice, patience and willingness to do it poorly before you get the hang of it. 

The great news is that we aren’t alone; God loves to help people and the Bible isn’t like other books – it’s living and active.  So as you jump in, understand you having an excellent coach who will provide encouragement, support and feedback as you show up to encounter God in the Word.  Now, find a quiet place at a regular time of the day and just get started:

  1. Pray.  Ask God to help you understand what you read, and open yourself up to what God has to say to you today.

  2. Read the passage slowly a couple times.  What questions do you have?  Notice key words and phrases.  Put yourself into the story and reflect on what it would be like to “be there.”  What do you learn about God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit?

  3. Respond:  What insight am I given into myself or my life situation?  Are there concrete actions God is inviting me to take in response?  Is there a verse I need to think about today? 

  4. Pray.  Ask God to help you respond and show you more of Himself.  Commit your day and your thoughts to following God.

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Join us April 23-May 2 as we follow Joshua and the Israelites into the Promised Land. We will explore principles they learned on their journey that will encourage us in our efforts to follow God in our everyday lives. You won't want to miss it! 

In addition, each day immerse yourself into the Word with the daily readings we have selected to coordinate with our series.

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EXPERIENCING JESUS IN THE EVERY DAY

1. JOURNAL DAILY.

Name the ruts you've gotten stuck in - and reflect on how God invited you into new life that day. 

2. CREATE A PHOTO JOURNAL.

Capture one moment of your daily routine that reveals God's presence to you. Jot down a quick explanation of why the image caught your eye. 

3. PRACTICE SILENCE. 

Set aside 5 to 10 minutes in the middle of every day to be still and re-center yourself in the presence of God.