Tracking God means learning a new approach to reading and studying our Bibles. To begin, learn to ask the following questions:
What is Tracking God?
"The Bible is not a collection of isolated fragments, it is a vast system of recurring images, character types, plot motifs, and type scenes. As we read a given biblical passage, we are reminded of other similar material elsewhere in the Bible. In this process, the Bible assumes a remarkable unity in our thinking." (Leland Ryken: How to Read the Bible as Literature, p. 179).
There is a basic need to individually "know in Whom we have believed." How can our Bible study be more rewarding and help us to gain this knowledge? We would benefit by examining the whole process of Bible study, including our expectations, to see if we might be missing any of God's intended blessings. To accomplish this, we need to ask some probing questions, questions about God and about ourselves. Such penetrating questions might be uncomfortable, but the process is necessary for us to gain true spiritual insight.
Once begun, the study affords us the opportunity to know God as Jesus knew Him. Like Abraham and Mary Magdalene, such a desire to know God pulls on us like a strong magnetic force. Deep down inside we know we really NEED to know God like they did! Let's begin our Bible study adventure by learning a new approach to study.