It may sound impossible, but I can tell you how to transform your life in 5 minutes a day. I know because it worked for me.
What has completely changed my life? God’s Word! All I am and all I’ve done are a result of spending time reading God’s truth.
It’s easy, simple and it works. To help you I’ve put together my top three tips for Meditating in God’s Word:
If you are just starting out and you are not used to reading God’s Word, you can set your timer for at 5 mins a day. Pray beforehand and ask God for understanding and wisdom for His Word. Pray afterward that God will help you to retain His Word in your heart and correctly apply it and learn from it throughout your day. Create time for His Word, either in the morning or in the evening, just make sure that you are consistently reading God’s Word every day.
The worst thing you can do is speed read through the Word of God. You want to meditate, capture and ponder on the thoughts and Words of our Almighty Creator. After a verse or two, stop and ask yourself: “What did I read? Did I understand what I read?” I suggest getting a notepad to write down some questions you would like God to answer.
The fact is that we are all super busy most of the time. We are drained from many areas of our life, but the commitment we make when we spend time in the Word of God is a life changer. The Word of God is a life sustainer. When you are feeling discouraged or frustrated, write it out or talk it out with God. We need Him! When we stopping eating God’s Word, that meal gets replaced with something else that is not beneficial to our Christian growth. Nothing can replace the Word of God!
Reading the Bible is one of the things God wants each of us to do. It’s not enough to hear the Word from others–we must read it for ourselves. That’s how to transform your life.
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work,” 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
When we read the Bible, we learn more about God and His ways. We learn how to live life more effectively. When you sit down to read the Bible pray, “Lord, help me to understand.” Also, ask someone who has been reading the Bible for a while to help you to understand better.
The more you read, the more you will understand God’s will and see His leading in your life. As you grow to understand His will better, you will thirst for His word even more!
Of course, the best part of knowing God’s Word is the transformation that will happen in you. As Isaiah 55:11 (NLT) says, “It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”
Isn’t that amazing that God will accomplish all He wants to do in you as you dig into His Word?!
Praying Through the Bible in One Year
Have you ever wanted to read through the Bible but found yourself giving up? Or even worse, you read the chapters and at the end question how they apply to your life. I understand. For years I felt frustrated that I couldn’t stick to my commitment to read God’s Word all the way through. Things changed when I found a doable plan and wrote out a daily prayer. My heart changed. My life did, too.
God can bring real transformation into your heart and life when you daily commit to reading your Bible and praying through God’s Word. Praying through the Bible in One Year offers a guided reading plan and a daily prayer starter to help you make God’s Word applicable to your life. Discover the inspiration for real-life transformation.