Very often our relationship with God may seem distant, because we do not realise the part the He plays in our day to day lives.

I have heard people saying, “God does not talk to me”, and I can tell you that He does, every single day, through many mediums but we are just to busy to “hear” Him. Another way God talks to you directly is through His word in the Good Book.

The next time you read the bible, make it personal, you simply put your name in the place of pronouns or nouns in Scripture. For example, if I were personalizing John 3:16, I’d write something like this: “For God so loved Chad, He gave his one and only Son so that Chad would not perish but have everlasting life.”


Or, for Philippians 1:6: “He who began a good work in Chad Robinson will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Put your name in the text, and you’ll strengthen your faith and encourage yourself.

You can also re-write the verse as if God is talking directly to you. For example, Philippians 1:6 would be: “I, who began a good work in you, Chad, will carry it on to completion.”

Do this, and many passages of Scripture will literally bring tears to your eyes. You’ll start to read the Bible as God’s love letter to you. It’ll be God’s gift to you!

Reading your Bible isn’t just about getting to know the content of the Word. It’s about getting to know the author of the Word — personally!