Once you're settled, sit quietly for a minute. Say a simple prayer. Ask God to show you something, reveal something to you, if you will. If you don't believe in God, of course, this will be a problem. I've written previously why I think it takes much more faith to be an athiest than it does to believe in God. The fact of our very existence, leads me to believe that their has to be a Creator behind all of it. Believing that we evolved into our current state (especially when we know that matter tends to move from order to disorder) from a cosmic blob is hard for me to believe. I can't accept that we are a cosmic accident. It's just easier to start with the premise that Someone was behind all of it. In any event, if you don't believe in God, humor me for a minute. Say the prayer.
Now, open your Bible (or web brower to http://www.biblegateway.com/). It doesn't matter where. You can randomly pick a page. Now, read that page. Take your time and read it carefully. If you encounter something unfamiliar, read it again. Read the page like you would read any unfamiliar text. Read it for content. Read it for context. If you need definitions for terms, look them up in a dictionary or an online source such as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page. The point is to read it actively and not passively. Ask yourself, "What does this mean?"
Now, here's the wager. I'm betting that if you do this, God will speak to you. Something will resonate for you. It might be a sentence. It might be a story. It might be a person. Or it might be something else. But something that you read will strike a chord. It might be instruction. Or it could be that you've been struggling with something and, lo and behold, an answer jumps out at you from the pages. You might realize that you need to change something in yor life. Or perhaps you'll read something that will encourage you to treat someone differently.
That's how God speaks to us. Of course, there are many other ways He can do it. He can impress you during prayer. Or He may speak to you through the circumstances of your life. But He can speak to you regularly and predictably through the Bible. That's why Christian call it His Word (or Words). God may speak to you through a snippet of scripture. Or you may read a story and it will absolutely resonate for you. But if you read the Bible, God will speak to you.
I'm betting on it.