I came across this quote about how we read Scripture and apply its truth to ourselves that I really like...
“As you read the Bible day by day, do you apply the truth to yourself? What is your motive when you read the Bible? Is it just to have a knowledge of it so that you can show others how much you know, and argue with them, or are you applying the truth to yourselves? As you read say to yourself, 'This is me! What is it saying about me?' Allow the Scripture to search you, otherwise it can be very dangerous. There is a sense in which the more you know of the Bible, the more dangerous it is to you, if you do not apply it to yourself.”
These are wise words. If you want to have a more personal connection with Scripture use it for the mirror that it is, and ask God to help you see yourself in it. When you read ask, God what are you saying to me today through this reading? What are you convicting me of? How are you encouraging me? Where do I need to grow? Is there something that you are asking me to do today through my reading? Use your Word to search my heart, God. As we daily come to Scripture an excellent posture to have is that of Samuel when he said, "Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening (1 Samuel 3:10)."
Blessings to you,