When we read the Bible, we should view it as if God is telling us a story. He is talking to us about what He desires for us, sharing His heart with us and telling us about following Him. It gives us a point of conversation so that we can talk with God.
For example, if we read Jesus saying “My sheep hear My voice, and they know me they will follow me, “we know that He is telling us personally that we can hear His voice, that He knows us and that we can follow Him no matter what may be going on around us. We allow the Bible to become very personal and applicable. Talk to God as you read and ask for Him to help you understand what is being said. He will speak to you and give you direction and help for everything in your life. The more you read, the more you talk to Him, the more things will begin to make sense.”