This is a guest article from Addie Zierman posted on Relevant Magazine.

In the circles I rolled in back in my “on fire” days, there was a method to a good “quiet time” or “devotional time” or—wait for it—“date with Jesus” (I wish I were making that last one up. I’m not).

If you were going to spend time with God, it involved “getting into the Word” or, if you were extra serious, “digging into the Word.” It involved reading through the Bible in a year or at least reading a little bit every day. And it involved coming away from that reading with some new flash of insight that you could apply in your daily life and wax ad nauseum about during student-led Bible study.