We as believes say that we want to know more about God. We say that we want to know God’s will. But how serious are we about truly getting to know God through His Word?
This is something I was challenged as I was using StumbleUpon to surf the web. The site I found promised that following these four steps would change my life…
In late August I stumbled across a variation of the four steps in a blog post by Fred Sanders. I implemented his recommendation that day and have followed the process almost daily since then. Last month I had the pleasure of meeting Sanders in person and telling him how his post had transformed my life. My hope is that at least one other person will follow this advice and experience the same transformative affect.
Before I reveal the four steps I want to reiterate that while the advice could transform your life, it most likely will not. As with most life-altering advice, it is simple, easy to implement, and even easier to ignore. Statistically speaking, the odds are great that you’ll ignore this advice. Therefore I encourage you to stop reading now; you’ll only be wasting your time reading further.
For the one or two people who will find this useful, the four steps that will transform your worldview are:
- Choose a book of the Bible.
- Read it in its entirety.
- Repeat #2 twenty times.
- Repeat this process for all 66 books of the Bible.
Christians often talk about having a Biblical worldview yet most have only a rudimentary knowledge of the Bible. They attempt to build a framework without first gathering the lumber and cement needed to create a solid foundation. The benefits of following this process should therefore be obvious. By fully immersing yourself into the text you’ll come to truly know the text. You’ll deepen your knowledge of the Bible as a whole and be able to put each book into context.
I’m sorry to say that I haven’t tried this yet. Anyone want to do this with me and observe the changes?