A recurring question that challenges me is, “How is Scripture changing my life this week?”
It’s a challenging question because I can easily read and admire what I’m reading in the Bible without using and applying it. In a similar way, I can think about problems without actually praying about them.
One of my personal Bible goals is to start my Wisdom Wednesday posts up again. I started those awhile back for the discipline of regularly answering and writing down the question of application. I want to get back in this habit of writing down something each week that I’m putting into practice from God’s Word.
I’ve also got some Bible goals for my children. One of the primary long-term prayer requests I have for my children is for them to be developing an independent relationship with God. That’s a complex prayer request that requires action on my part; so I’ve been breaking it up into individual skills that I can teach. Those are the “teaching how” posts that show up occasionally here on as4me. My topical Bible was also born from a desire to help my children interact independently with the Bible.
Lately, I’ve been working on collecting some of the ideas we’ve tried for helping our children become active readers. I have posted a few times some of these ideas, but the last few weeks I’ve pulled them together into one list. (There’s also a pretty PDF file so you can print it out or share with others!)