Attending the Lucy Calkins Writing Institute at Columbia Teacher’s College is a big deal for teacher nerds like myself. The entire week we have listened to experts and master teacher’s walk us through all the ins and outs of the writing workshop and it’s been fantastic. Yesterday, while learning about revision, our instructor explained how Donald Graves, one of the pioneers (if not THE pioneer) of the writing process, described revision. Graves defined revision as “trying to match what is in your heart to what is on the page.”
Wouldn’t that be a great way to think about your bible time too? Imagine every time you sit down to read, you think about matching what is in your heart to what is on the page. It’s almost like a revision of your soul whenever you open His word. No matter what the verse is, it’s meant to help you become closer to Him.
Dear Paige, He is speaking to you through His word. His words are there to rejuvenate you, to make you better and to draw you closer to Him. Open not just your mind when you dive into His word, but be ready to open your heart as well.
1 Peter 2:2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—