Get More As You Read:
To help you read to understand and walk away with wisdom and solid application, you could use the H.E.A.R study method. This is something that you could do as you read by marking your Bible or by journaling each day. Here’s how:
Highlight— Mark verses that stand out to you.
Explain— Gain understanding by simple questions that help open up the passages meaning. Why was this written? Who was it originally written to? How does it fit with the passages around it? What does God want to communicate through this text?
Apply—Answer some questions: What do I learn from this? Does this passage have ideas or commands that I need to follow through on? What can I learn from the good/bad example in this passage?
Respond— How will you respond. Sometimes you will need to act immediately. Follow through. Sometimes confess something. Other times move to help and love someone. Write out some goals. Tell someone what you read. Pray about it. Send someone a note. Start behaving differently