Your goal is not to get through Scripture, but to get Scriptures through you.
This was from our church daily Lent devotions and I thought it was so perfect.
My Marm and friend Angie and I do a Bible study each week and we were talking about just that.
My Marm and I have done the One Year Bible several times. I think there is a time and a place and season for that. I think I got the ‘big picture’ with going through that process. However, for me and my current season, I don’t want volume, I want depth. Marm had said something the other day to me “God wants us to go deep. He will take us far.”
I had read the verse “Be still and know that I am God” in our church devotion. Later that day, my friend
Lenora responded to my On Fire Faith email with that very verse. Later during Bible study, we talked about how to go deep with a verse. My Marm’s husband Craig does this. He picks apart one verse and goes deep.
BE still and know that I am God (BE—currently, in this moment, not later, but now!)
Be STILL and know that I am God (STILL—don’t rush, learn about Him in stillness and in quiet)
Be still AND know that I am God (AND—at the same time that we are still, we need to also be doing something else—knowing that He is God)
Be still and KNOW that I am God (KNOW—how do we know? Not just think it or let someone else believe it for us….how do we really know? By taking the time, learning by reading His Word, praying, stillness)
Be still and know THAT (THAT—I looked up the definition of that and one jumped out at me “to indicate emphatic repetition of the idea expressed” --more emphasis on what He is saying)
Be still and know that I am God (I—I AM. The One. The Only!!!)
Be still and know that I AM God (AM—now, always was, always will be. Still is despite what people might claim or the feeling that He has left our world!)
Be still and know that I am GOD (God—from Wikipedia “the Supreme Being and principal object of faith”)
Reading the verse this way and thinking about it, makes us go deeper with God instead of checking off another “to-do” list item.
Amazing? Yes, He is. He speaks to us in so many ways. May we go deep with Him and see Him work marvelous things in our lives