Ask God to speak as you interact with today's Scripture and devotional.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” - 2 Timothy 3:16-17
When I think about the impact Scripture has had on my life, it’s hard to fully capture that in a few words. Having grown up in the church, I’ve had seasons where the Word came alive and other times when it felt like dry bones. But the greatest experiences I’ve had in interacting with God‘s Word have been when I’ve sensed Him speaking to me.
Of course, there are verses that teach and train me and those that rebuke or correct me. There are times when I feel my life is in sync with what God has for me and other times there are portions of Scripture that I would prefer to skip. But my most meaningful experiences with God’s Word have been when I’ve felt as if I was reading a letter from God to me for that specific day. Regardless of the chapter or verse, I’ve sensed God giving me something that I will need, even if I can’t see it in that moment.
I’m currently reading through 2 Chronicles. Even amidst Old Testament stories I’ve read before, I can sense the LORD giving me counsel for the day ahead. It’s amazing how God can touch my day in a specific way, even through an obscure passage, if my ears are open and my heart is teachable. The Bible is not just a collection of ancient stories or teachings. It’s the living, breathing, active Word from my Creator who knows exactly what I will need today.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 outlines five ways that God’s Word impacts our lives:
Answer the questions below and write down any other thoughts and prayers to God in your Life in Rhythm journal.
Every day you'll have an opportunity to "go deeper" into God's Word by practicing the REAP study method. Read the following scripture and use your journal and the REAP method to unpack the following scripture and apply it to your life.