Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. John 5:39
We are so blessed today that we don’t have to rely on someone to read the Word to us. Most people can read and mostly_ every one can have a personal copy of the Bible. There should be no excuse for not regularly reading God’s Word and hearing His voice in return, even while not in the Church. There are so many ways we can read the Word. Let us share just a few:
Read it prayerfully. As the Holy Spirit to meet your heart’s need as you read (Psalm 119:18);
Read it thoughtfully. Think about the meaning and implications of what you are reading;
Read it repeatedly. It may prove great benefit to read the same Scriptures every day for an extended period of time. This is how the Word will take root in your heart;
Read it regularly. It’s good to have a particular time each day set aside to read the Bible. Make it a habit—it will change your life;
Read it expectantly. Ask God for His direction and how you can apply what you are reading to your life. Expect God to work through and in you as you read;
We can also begin to memorize His Word. Job 22:22 says, “Receive, please, instruction from His mouth, and lay up His words in your heart.” We are not always able to study the Bible by reading it, most especially while on-site/rig. But, When we have memorized a portion of the Word of God, we are able to gain insights into the meaning at times when a Bible may not be available. Memorizing God’s Word can keep us from sinning (Psalm 119:11); it can give us comfort (Psalm 119: 52, 92); and, when we can recall His Word, we’ll have moment-by-moment guidance (Proverbs 6:20–23).