the Word

From Joe White, menatthecross:

A dear, wise, older friend of mine, Dr. Howard Hendricks, says that if we’ll go to the Word with the following mindsets, the Word will come alive:
Prayerfully–Talking to God before, during and after
Purposefully–Seeking to get all we can from it
Imaginatively–Picturing it like we were there
Possessively–Owning it and hiding it in our hearts.
Patiently–Pondering it and carefully digging into it
Selectively–Asking questions like,
“Who are these people?”
“What’s going on here?”
“Where is this taking place?”  
“Why is this being written?”
“What does this change in me today?”
The Word will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from the Word


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