Encountering God can’t be a momentary thing – it must change, transform, hit… That’s what ‘applying the word’ is all about of course, but I don’t really think about application like that. What has God been teaching me over the last few weeks? How has he changed me recently? Not just did I understand that passage on Sunday, or even be wowed by the God in it, but whether I am encountering God. Long-term transformation. How has reading Romans changed me over the last 3 weeks? As I’ve seen Jesus call me to sit at his feet in Luke and challenge my view of discipleship, have I responded?
Hearing that ends in doing. It’s not rocket-science, but I find it easy to forget.