When we focus on our identity in Christ (the “Up” relationship), the “In” and “Out” will be informed and formed by the gospel . . . the good news. If our “In” and “Out” relationships are informed by our “Up” relationship then discipleship will flow out of that.
Most Christians are aware of the importance of personal reading of God’s word. But just how should our daily Bible reading be done? Are there any guidelines for making the best used of our time and gaining the most from our reading of God’s word? Here, then, are five guidelines that have helped me much over many years of reading Scripture.
We’ve all been there. Maybe even today is one of those days for you. The crazy day. At least spiritually speaking. Whatever the circumstances that throw a wrench into your routine, your crazy mornings raise the question, "How should you think about, and engage in Bible meditation and prayer when God’s good, yet often inconvenient, sovereignty has you reeling without your routine?
Reading is a necessary skill in a literate culture, for it empowers us with knowledge, whether lifesaving information on safety labels or trivial details about celebrities. It is such a part of our lives that we no longer ask why we read. We just do it. Out of all of the things we could possibly read in our world today the Bible is unlike any of them.
This is a fantastic article that will help encourage your personal movement to increase your Gospel Footprint within your Circle of Accountability.
It is so easy as we Look Out to neglect to connect with God and not only align ourselves with His mission, but to enjoy Him and be conformed to the likeness of of Jesus. As the article states: when we are like Him, we can trust that we will be missional as He is.