Study your bible
Notice how one side of my bible is all lit up and colorful and the other side is dull... that’s because your bible has as much life as you choose to put into it.
I can not tell you how many times I have tried to read my bible. But it always goes way over my head or I get bored. ( just being honest )
however, by “reading” my bible, I would just read. I would read from one line to the next until completing a page, which then lead to another page, and another, and so on. And at the end of the day I could say “yea, I read my bible”
But I didn’t know what I was reading
I never grasped onto the words
only recently have I really started to dig deep. The way I do that, is by looking up what other people say about certain passages. I’d google something like: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5 meaning/commentary
the Interpretation of other people makes me really stop and think about what I’m reading. I re read the same line multiple times, eventually coming up with what I think the Bible is talking about, and then from that I write in my bible or add a sticky note or something.
I also write whenever a certain experience I had relates to something in the Bible to make it more personal.
it can be difficult to read the Bible, but you can’t say it’s difficult before you even try.
Reading the Bible and studying it are two different things
If you want the word of God to change you like he intended, then it takes more than just scheming over some lines.
I highly encourage you to start reading your bible in a way that you never have before. Open it up, and grab your highlighters & pens. God is ready to bring his word to life.