In the age of social media, we are at great danger of reading or listening merely to find our next tweet or FB status update. Such desires bleed into our time in the Sacred Writings, crowding out what God would say to us.
In the words of Dietrich Bonhoffer:
Do not ask, "How shall I pass this on?" but "What does it say to me?"
Then ponder this word long in your heart until it has gone right into you and taken possession of you.