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How can the Bible come alive for me?

How can the Bible come alive for you? First, take it in small pieces. Yes, the Bible is a profound and massive book, and no one will ever exhaust its full meaning. But just because we can’t understand everything about it doesn’t mean we can’t understand something! Set aside time every day to pray and read your Bible—even if it’s only a few verses. Begin reading in Psalms or Proverbs, or in one of the Gospels, and ask God to help you understand it and apply it to your life.

Second, discover the Bible in other ways. Every week before you go to church, ask God to help you learn from God’s Word through your pastor’s sermons. Seek out programs on your local Christian radio station that feature gifted Bible teachers. Learn also what friends of yours are discovering through their study of God’s Word.

Above all, ask God to help you apply the Bible to your life. Remember: The Bible is God’s written Word, and through it we come to know Christ and His will for our lives. Don’t be content with a second-hand faith, but make certain of your commitment to Jesus Christ. Then ask Him to help you grow stronger in your faith through His Word. The Bible says, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

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