I don't know how it is with you when you read Scripture, but often my mind wanders. You know, one second I am reading about Moses on Mt. Sinai, and the very next second I am wondering where my black yoga pants are and why my mail is now being delivered at 3:00 instead of noon! Can I get a witness?
Sometimes focus is hard.
So, here is an easy (and by easy I mean easy) way to stay focused as you read Scripture.
As you read, keep the 4 C's in mind — they will serve as guide rails to keep you focused and guard rails to keep you from veering off your path. And, using the 4 C's will also help you apply what you read.
1. C is for Character
When you read a passage from Scripture, ask yourself and the Holy Spirit: "What does this reveal about God's character?"
It may be a story from the gospels you are reading. If so, it really is easy to see what Jesus says and how He responds to situations — this clearly reveals His character.