Rightly Dividing and Sharing the Word of God Part 4/4
We’re now at the final article on self-Counselling using R-DAD. This is a process you can use to create meaning, direction, and joy in your life by Rightly Dividing the Word of God And Discerning the Voice of God. Let’s look at how the steps fit together:
Step 1: Study the Word to Show Thyself Approved Unto the Lord
Take time to regularly read your Bible with the intention of receiving information and guidance. Immerse yourself in God’s Word. This step cannot be missed! We need to seek God in Scripture.
Step 2: Rightly Dividing and Sharing the Word of God
This step is taken directly from 2 Timothy 2:15, where we are asked to correctly handle the word of truth. When you study the Bible, ask the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom and understanding. Remember, God wants to speak to you through the Scriptures!
As you read your Bible, keep in mind that the Old Testament is the context for our faith, and the New Testament reveals the personal relationship we can have with Jesus Christ under the new covenant. You can share this good news with everyone, using Scripture to build up, encourage, and love those around you.
Step 3: Hearing and Obeying the Voice of God
Sometimes it seems hard to hear the voice of God. The Bible tells us to be still (Psalm 37:7, 46:10), and ask for God to speak to you (Matthew 7:7, Acts 17:27, Isaiah 55:6-7). When you hear God’s voice through Scripture, through your physical ears, in your heart, or in any personal way God speaks to you, the next step is to obey Him.
As you follow these steps and work to create the life you want, God is with you! He wants the best for you, and He has good plans for your life. Scripture Therapy is all about the process of choosing this good life.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
We would love to hear about your journey, and how you are using Scripture Therapy in your own life. Please touch base! You can contact us here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.