A friend recently read a book about Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I have had the documentary, Bonhoeffer, in my Netflix queue for quite some time and our discussion gave me the incentive to finally watch it. I really liked it and am very interested in reading more about Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
A student of his spoke in the documentary and discussed how his teaching was so drastically different than anything she had ever experienced up to that point in her life. He taught her to read The Bible as if God was speaking directly to her. I love this!
This is just another reminder to me that I need to read The Bible. I can and should critically listen to others, their thoughts and interpretations, but in the end I need to read The Bible. I need to give God the opportunity to speak directly to me.
God, thank you so much for Your Word, for blessing me with a Bible of my own and giving me the ability to read. Please motivate me everyday to read, study, and reflect on Your Holy Words.