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Motivation To Read The Bible

I know I should read the bible more, but I just don't want to. I want to want to want to, but it seems boring to me. How can I change this?

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 ---Cecillia on 8/23/06
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...Before long, reading the Bible will be something you enjoy and it wont seem like a religious duty.
These CN blogs and the quizzes are a big help.
Google "Interesting and Unusual Facts About the Bible by Robert Gunn"
Donna: I especially liked your reply ("Do a study on the word about Joy.") Im going to do just that.
---Tbabe on 9/23/06

I agree with Bruce, Bethie, and Donna. I had this same dilemma when I was younger; and a topical Bible was a big help.
Read the book of Esther, it's a wonderful story. Read about Samson and Delilah, David and Bathsheba, etc.
Very important: PRAY before and while reading, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you.
I've discovered that reading the Bible in combination with prayer becomes a wonderful relationship with God; a back and forth communication....(cont.)
---Tbabe on 9/23/06

Get a life application Bible. Also, you can get the bible on cd and listen. Some people get more out of hearing than reading.
---wes on 8/24/06

Try reading William Barclay's Daily Bible Study on the Book of John. It is in two volumes at you local Christian Book store or you can order it from Christian Book Distributors on the Internet. It present the text and then explains it. Barclay is likely the best New Testament Commentator of the 20th century. It is bundled in The Bible Library software package; Planet CD-ROM had it for the cost of shipping.
---Phil_the_Elder on 8/23/06

You have lost your desire to read. God instills a desire in a person to read and study his word. The same as going to church. What you need to do is pray and ask God to give you back your desire to study his word. If you are sinceir with this prayer, God will give this desire back to you.
---Rebecca_D on 8/23/06

Find a Women's Bible study or Precept Bible Study in your area. You can go to Precept's website to find a study near you.
Being involved in a study like that changed my desire to read the Bible. Now, I long to spend more time in the Word.
---Madison1101 on 8/23/06

cecilla, the word of God is your first best weapon against satan. you must strive to know it.motivation?? the bible tells us when jesus went into the wilderness after being baptized by john , satan tempted him 3 times, christ used scripture all 3 times to rebuke satan. satan has no power against Gods word, but you must have it in your mind and heart.
---tom2 on 8/23/06

Try doing a bible study with someone else. Meet once a week. It's soo much fun when God reveals stuff to you. If you ask God questions, I bet He'll answer you in His word. Find the scriptures that apply to your situation, your life.
---Donna9759 on 8/23/06

#2 or 2 Cecillia -Do a study on the word about Joy. John 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and [that] your joy might be full. 1Peter talks about "Joy Unspeakable." Find out what that means by doing a study on JOY, and you know what? You will become so filled with Joy that it will never leave you. You'll be bouncing off of walls leaping and rejoicing at the level of Joy you will get from putting the word inside of you. Try it.
---Donna9759 on 8/23/06

# 1 of 2 Cecillia -- study concepts that pertain to YOU. In other words, First find out who you are in Christ Jesus and get a notebook and write all of the scriptures down that tell you who you are in Christ Jesus. "You are more than a conqueror." "You are a Royal Priesthood, A Holy nation, A People for God's own possession." "You are the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus." Then start living like these scriptures say you are. I have another idea....
---Donna9759 on 8/23/06

Study it instead of just reading it.
---Taliban on 8/23/06

Start small, a verse, couple verses a day. If you feel inspired to read more, than do so. As you find little nuggets of truth that apply to your life it will put life back into you, and your love for God's word will grow. We all have dry times, and although we want to be obedient, we don't have to follow a set regime. Be honest with God, he knows what you are thinking anyways. Your devotion will grow in time, but there is no shame in baby steps.
---Katie on 8/23/06

If you understood that the word of God is our clearest and most important link with God because his word is truly spirit, then you would hungrily read and learn for yourself from the mind of the master.
---mima on 8/23/06

Try doing a Bible study on a theme, like the Ark of the Covenant, or doing a women of the Bible study. The Bible is very exciting, oh the stories in the Old Testament are amazing...the sun standing still so a battle could be won...a big fish swallowing a man...a hand writing on a wall. Pray that the Holy Spirit will give you a greater desire for the Word of God. When you don't feel like reading the Bible, thats when you need to read it the most.
---bethie on 8/23/06

Here are just three possibilites of many.
You can do a topical study to find out what the bible says about a particular topic.
You can do a biographical bible study to find out about how God dealt with someone's life.
You can do a study on a particular book. Who was it written to? Why? When? etc
---Bruce5656 on 8/23/06

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