Answer the Four Questions
Grab your notebook and write down your answers to these four questions. It will help you engage with the text, process what God's Word is saying to you, and encounter God in your devotional time.
What does the scripture say?
In your own words, what you think the scripture passage or story is about.
(Touch the dots for more questions.)
What does the scripture say to me?
What do you feel the passage is speaking to you in regard to your life or current situation?
What do I want to say to God about the text?
What emotions and thoughts does the text create in you? Communicate them in prayer.
What difference will this text make in my life?
In what way does this text help you live for God?
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