Friday, January 1, 2021

New Year, New Plan - How to Not Fail

 One of the most common questions that was asked at the email address was: I know I should be reading my Bible, but <insert reason why it's hard to stick to it>.

  • I have a busy life with just school and homework
  • I don't understand what I'm reading
  • I can't find my Bible when I go to read it
  • I don't know what to read
  • I feel like I only have 15 minutes before I'm unfocused
  • It feels like I'm just checking a box
My answers usually consisted of:
It doesn't matter that you didn't read yesterday or might not read tomorrow. It matters if you open up your Bible today. Find a specific place and time that you are usually free for those 15 minutes or more that you will be able to focus, and read what you can digest - whether it's a single verse that day, or a longer passage. Ask questions and do research. Later I would write, use a phone app, Google and click on trusted sources for answers, etc. There are ways to make it work most days, so that you can look back at the end of the year and see you've grown by being in the Word!

Instead of making an excuse, stop reading here, open up a Bible app, or a physical book, and read something today - here are a few suggestions:

Psalm 1
If you read this congrats - you've read the Word today


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