This morning as I flipped pancakes, I sat on a stool and poured over the first 10 chapters of 1 Corinthians. (I flipped A LOT of pancakes this morning!) The first chapter kept escaping my understanding, like my mind was anywhere but on the text. I had to stop and reread the same sentences multiple times, and even then the context was elusive.
Then I stopped.
Then I prayed, “God, I’m not in your Word very well this morning. Help me dive in and get something new that I’ve never seen before.”
Then I read.
The Spirit revealed some things that I had never caught before. It was cool. I’ve read Corinthians umpteen times, and I am ever amazed at how God can show anew!
ALWAYS start your Bible reading with prayer. Not just a rote prayer that becomes so routing you could say it in your sleep. Mean it.
It makes all the difference.
To me it meant some fresh highlighting and notes, which means some fresh understanding.
remember ladies: it’s easy to follow the wide path, but it takes courage to walk the narrow way.