Romans 12: 2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Renewing our mind is not a one-time thing, it’s an ongoing process. Reading a verse once—any verse—will not change your life, but reading that same verse until it becomes a part of your truth can and will change you and your life. God’s Word doesn’t just renew your mind, it also renews your spirit–your strength–your peace and joy among many other things.
I can’t really tell you how or why it works–only that it does work.
Making God’s Word a part of your daily life will change your life.
There isn’t just one right way to study God’s Word so it’s important to find the way that works for you. There’s nothing wrong with the old-fashioned reading the Bible–in–a–year format if that works for you. It doesn’t work for me so I search for other ways.
The more creative you are in your Bible study time, the more it will come alive for you. I once created a book using stamps and other crafts about God’s love. It was fun but it also taught me what I needed to learn. Certainly there are books and devotionals but that’s just the beginning..
One of the ways I study God’s Word is to write devotions for this site as well as for other places. I can spend hours doing that, but if I tried to sit down and simply read the Bible for hours I don’t think I could. Perhaps your more musically inclined then why not do a Bible study focusing on your favorite songs and find verses that support the messages of those songs? Or if you’re an artist, then find ways to incorporate your Bible study into your art.
There is no wrong way to study God’s Word.
Find the ways that work for you.