Chapter 5 • For Individual Study
Adopt a Reading Plan

Adopt a Reading Plan

At its most, the Walk with the Word reading schedule is a couple of chapters a day and often far less. Even a whole section of 11 chapters usually takes only 20 minutes to read in a single sitting. It’s a decision that comes down to spending a half hour or so a day committed to God rather than something else. Consider Jesus’ teaching that nothing can take precedence over Him:

“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.”

—Matthew 10:37-39

When combined with prayer and meditation, the reading becomes 2-way communication between you and God and enjoins the process of finding new life in Christ. Especially when employing the Inductive Bible Study Method described in the next chapter, the ultimate result is the application of Scripture to your life on a daily basis. Spending 20-30 minutes a day in this manner is the critical first step to relinquishing personal control in favor of divine control that results in a Christ-led, Christ-inspired life.

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