Want an easy way to read the Bible daily?
Reading the Bible daily is an important part of growing as a Christian. Learning more about God, living out what he commands, and learning to love him and others are all important things that happen when we jump into God’s word on a daily basis.
For growth to happen in any area, there needs to be a process. For growth to happen in your life, you need a process as well? And, inside of that process, you need tools to help you accomplish the process.
A few years back I developed a simple tool to help myself (and others) to read the Bible for all it’s worth. I wanted to share that with you today. It’s a super easy way to read the Bible and journal about it. This tool is called G.R.O.W.
Here’s what it stands for:
G = Gratitude
R = Read
O = Observe
W = Wait on God
Here’s what you would write down with each letter:
G = Gratitude – You write one or two sentences of what you’re thankful for.
R = Read – Read your selection of Bible verses, then pick a verse or passage of Scripture that stands out to you. Write down that verse or passage.
O = Observe – Write down some observations about that passage. What’s going on? What is being talked about?
W = Wait on God – Take a moment and pray about the verse that stood out to you. Ask God what he wants you to do about it. Then, write down what action you are going to take.
Here’s an example of a journal entry:
G – Lord, thank you for your life that you have so freely given to me today. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you for another day.
R – Psalms 122:7-9 O Jerusalem, may there be peace within your walls and prosperity in your palaces. For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “May you have peace.” For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek what is best for you, O Jerusalem.
O – David prayed for Jerusalem, his city, because God’s presence was there in the tabernacle and because he had friends and family there.
W – I need to more consistently pray for my city (Los Angeles), because in my city are (1) family and friends -and- (2) God’s presence in HIS people. Lord, today I commit to more regularly praying for these areas where I live and work, so that your name might be made known among those who live in this city.
Let me know if this helps!