Did you know that the Blue Letter Bible app can read scripture to you? I love this, as I read a lot, and my eyes aren’t the best – they get tired quickly. Also, if I want to digest a lot of scripture for a specific purpose, it is much faster to listen than to read.
Whether you use your phone, or blue tooth speaker, it is amazing to be surrounded by Jesus as you drive, walk, run, while at work or just around the house. You would be amazed at how much scripture you can enjoy in just 20 minutes of drive time! It is a great way to be in regular contact with our #1 Friend, LORD, and Savior.
Listening to scripture early in our day shapes the way we think about everything, all day long.
“Now then, my children, listen to me;
blessed are those who keep my ways.
33 Listen to my instruction and be wise;
do not disregard it.
34 Blessed are those who listen to me,
watching daily at my doors,
waiting at my doorway.
35 For those who find me find life
and receive favor from the LORD.
36 But those who fail to find me harm themselves;
all who hate me love death.” NIV
Listening to God’s Word brings us naturally into God’s Presence, and that means we are listening and talking to God. Prayer as open conversation…God loves that! And our love for Jesus is matured, and blossoms when we hear from God; when we talk to Jesus, and when we live with Holy Spirit shining through us because we take time to listen to scripture.
Who doesn’t need a little more favor, instruction, wisdom, blessing, and life in their day?!
I sure do.
February 14, 2021