Since first telling folks about our God for God Bible Marking System that has helped me get a clearer and more intimate picture of God, I've had quite a number of people ask me to explain it somewhere so they (and others) can start doing it for themselves. The system is VERY simple:
A Bible (avoid the super-thin paged ones for this activity -- it might bleed through)
3 Highlighters (yellow, blue and green) (orange optional)
A simple prayer for guidance and enlightenment
So here is what the most famous text in the entire Bible would look like:
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son (God's Character -- Yellow), that whosoever believeth on Him (God's Will -- Blue)should not perish but have everlasting life." (God's Promise -- Green) John 3:16
You will find that the BIBLE COMES ALIVE once again for you (even ultra-familiar passages that you've heard so many times they seem to have lost their impact).
NOTE: You may want to have an ORANGE highlighter handy to mark interesting passages or facts you want to remember, that don't necessarily fall into one of the above three categories.
-You will gradually find that spending time in God's Word and searching for revelations of His character, will, and promises is more fulfilling than TV, the Internet, movies or any of the other things we have become so accustomed to for entertainment. For lack of a better word, your time with God will become addicting!
Enjoy! Share with others! If you have any questions, please fill out our contact page.
And drop me a line about how this simple method has helped you in your Bible study time and your walk with God.