One Simple Way to Get More Out of Your Bible Reading
Have you ever arrived at the end of a chapter in your Bible reading and realized, “I don't remember one single thing I just read”?
I do that all the time!
My mind gets so preoccupied with remembering everything I need to do that I'm reading the words but not really processing them.
Or sometimes I'm just flat out tired and my brain isn't exactly functioning very well.
Here's a tip to help you focus better as you read your Bible:
Read out loud.
It feels a little awkward at first, but once you start it's easy to keep going.
It amazes me how much easier it is to focus on what the verses mean. And quite often, even on days where I don't feel like my brain is fried but I'm just having a little trouble understanding the passage, it suddenly makes more sense once I read it out loud.
Reading your Bible out loud also works well if you have little ones clamoring for your attention. You get your time in God's Word, and they get to benefit from hearing you read it too.
Oh, and one last thing. You can use this tip for prayer too! When you're falling asleep, just start praying out loud and you won't have that problem any more!
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