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  • David

    January 23, 2022 at 5:17 am

    Sunday, January 23, 2022

    For me reading scripture for extraction is reading for my purposes, which is ok, but reading for immersion is for God’s purposes and for the sake of others. I often tell friends and family members, that you really want me to spend time in God’s Word before you encounter me. This is why I prefer to immerse myself in God’s Word first thing in the morning.

    Reading for immersion takes time. I like to soak in the Word and ruminate on it. I have to give the Holy Spirit time to speak. That is why being still (Psalm 46:10) and having silence is an important part of my spiritual rhythm.

    The analogy of language and learning language also works for me because I have spent time in another country where I didn’t speak the native language. You can ask how do say this or you can try to speak it. You learn best by speaking it. This is why I like to read scripture out loud. My mind has to hear it in order to absorb it.