I've recently had a talk with some Ekklesia leaders who expressed their desire to study the Scriptures more. It was encouraging to hear and see how they wanted to be immersed in the Holy Scriptures.
Instead of using the Bible like we do with "Google," simply looking up answers here and there to our problems, I felt that these leaders wanted to be immersed in the Word, not just for the sake of pointing people to a helpful verse here and there, but so that they can embody the very "answers" they were pointing to.
This is what I call the desire to lead with congruence.
This leads to leading with confidence.
But one thing they mentioned is how hard it is sometimes to understand what they are reading. That's why I'm posting for you various links that may be helpful in your attempt to be immersed in God's Word and Truth. May the Spirit lead you closer to Jesus as you seek to serve and give from the inside out.