BITEs for Lent by Amanda Dablemont
For the last year and a half, I have been listening to a podcast called “More Than A Song” by Michelle Nezat. She uses a popular Christian radio song to inspire her into God’s Word and then she uses B.I.T.E.s (Bible Interaction Tool Exercises) to help listeners interact with the scripture. In each episode she will use a different B.I.T.E. to help readers remember, understand, reflect and react to what they’re reading. In different settings, I have found each of these tools below helpful in my personal time in God’s Word, so I thought I would share them with you!
Now, we have always mentioned the S.O.A.P. method around Alive In Christ. Read the Scripture, make an Observation, see the Application, and then Pray for God to use that and reveal Himself to you. It is a great acronym of what to do when spending time in God’s Word. B.I.T.E.s are a little more specific and also provide different ways for you to observe things as you read.
My hope is that as we follow Jesus in 2021 by daily reading the books of Luke, Acts and Revelation, these tools will become powerful ways God speaks directly to YOU. So here we go with just five basic B.I.T.E.s for Lent!
If you have used any of these tools, leave a comment and let us know how you interact with God’s Word and what has worked for you!
Great tool. Very helpful article.
I love this Amanda! I am a podcast junky too! Thank you for sharing all this! Good stuff!
Amanda, this is great. I love the list idea. Being a list maker, this never occurred to me! I subscribe to more podcasts than I’ll ever get to listen to, and thanks to you, now I have to add another one!