Do you ever just randomly flip open your Bible and stick your finger on a random verse, then try to apply it to your life? I do it all the time, and I think it’s great. You know, there really is no real randomness in the world anyway. Everything that happens happens because of the forces acting upon it. And the Word is the actual Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit. So I think of it this way: all of God’s Word is true and good, so why not try to apply anything you find in there to your life?
Disclaimer: this method is only very effective when you know the context of each Bible verse. Most verses taken out of context can be entirely false in that sense and entirely not applicable to your life in any useful and right way at all.
“and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother.”–John 11:19