Katie M. Reid is a tightly wound woman who fumbles to receive and extend grace in everyday moments. She delights in her husband, four children and their life in ministry. Through writing, singing, speaking and photography Katie encourages others to find grace in the unraveling of life. She has an album, Echoes of My Heart, and is a writer for God-sized Dreams and Purposeful Faith. She blogs at katiemreid.com and can be found on Twitter @Katie_M_Reid
I am a list-maker.
To-do lists provide organization and clarity for my racing thoughts and busy schedule.
About twelve years ago I took a Precept Bible study class and learned to use a powerful tool that blended my affinity for lists with my love for God.
As you read the Bible keep a running list of what you learn about God.
It is a simple yet sacred practice. Let’s give it a try.
Find God in the Bible in 3 Easy Steps:
Step 1: Pray and ask God to give you insight as you read.
Step 2: Read the passage
Step 3: List what you learn about God
Let’s try it with these verses from Psalm 145:
I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
4 One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
6 They tell of the power of your awesome works—
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7 They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.”
Now my list might look like this:
Finding God in Psalm 145:1-7
Look at all we learned about God from doing this easy exercise!
I like to include the verses after each statement for quick reference. Also note on line 3, “God is worthy of praise”, I included two verses because they said something similar.
I'd love to hear what you thought of this study tool!
If you want to take things to the next level checkout the extended version of this post on One Thing Alone...