I am currently attending a bible study based off of the book: Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by the author, Donald S. Whitney. So far it has been refreshing to hear and do different things to really help with reading God’s word, meditating, therefore being apply to be a doer of the word.
In past posts I really have been pushing to read your bible, meditate on the word, and be a doer of the word. I had one verse in particular stand out to me this morning.
‘For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.”-1 Corinthians 4:20 NLT
When you read this at face value, what do you receive? When you ask Holy Spirit to dig deeper what do you receive?
If you are a visual person like me, I often write notes down or on index cards. In the book listed above it talked about a meditation map. The map looks a little something like the maps we used in school.
Look familiar? Well mine isn’t as neat as this. Not even close, but it really broadened what I understood in the verse and actually made me dive deeper into other scripture I had stored in my memory. Here is my chart:
Yes, you can read one verse of the bible and get a map this big out of it. Have Holy Spirit reveal a deeper meaning to the verse. When we mediate on God’s word, there is a much higher chance of us actually applying it to our lives. This meditation map really helped me since I’m a visual learner. Holy Spirit really revealed to me I haven’t really even begun to dive into the Word of God. There is a much deeper intimacy he wants to have with us.
What are some tools that help you study, meditate, and apply the word of God?
Feel free to share in the comments or email any ideas you have to Tanja.Lunney@gmail.com to be featured in a post!