One of the practices I appreciate is using “stream of consciousness” to consider the meaning of a text. First, I start with a biblical text. In this practice, sometimes phrases arise above others. Then I take the phrase and allow my mind to ruminate on it and see where it takes me.
Example of same phrase: You knit me together in my mother’s womb: When you knit you tie items together-God had a relationship with me before I was even born. When you knit, you create an item-God had a plan for me to be something.
Studying scripture can be practiced in different ways, and God can use such practices to reveal God’s self to us. Consider taking a phrase and allow your mind to run with the phrase and see where it leads.