Think Gourmet, not fast food.
1. Decide – to read it regularly – as your daily manna. Begin with 10 minutes a day if that will get you started.
a. Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not. Exodus 16:4
2. Dig into it deeply — Use a study Bible, concordance, commentary, and other study resources.
a. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
3. Dawdle (a D word that means tarry) — Think Gourmet, not fast food.
a. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching… Luke 10:39
4. Dwell on the truths – meditate
a. I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. Psalm 119:15
5. Determine to memorize it.
a. I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11
Think gourmet, not fast food. Savor the Word.
Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick. In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John for 30 years. She has 2 adult children, 4 grandchildren, 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 11 in all. She delights in reading and teaching, but mostly in laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.