Ask and ye shall receive.
Our last “Grow Your Faith” post, on 15 Minutes to Spiritual Centeredness, prompted a series of questions and comments about HOW to study the scriptures. Thank you for your soul-searching and thoughtful replies! Realizing that many of us are in the same boat, we want to address your FAQ’s here on the blog, with a follow-up on HOW to get more out of your scripture study.
The Savior said, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Rev. 3:20). I don’t know about you, but this invitation lights up my mind with possibilities. I feel wonder-struck at the thought of the Lord, the author of my salvation, just waiting for me to open the door to Him. The question is, how do we move from the poetic invitation extended in the book of Revelation, to an actual conversation with the Lord in our lives?
Richard G. Scott proposed, “If you want God to talk to you, read your scriptures”.
Could it really be that simple? Do we really believe that? Do we really expect that when we read our scriptures the Lord, the Creator of the universe, is speaking to us?
He has said as much, so it must be true.