Time for some honesty….do you struggle to read the Bible?
I’m a reader by nature. I can (and have) spend hours reading on the couch. But when it comes to reading onion skin thin pages that offer the benefit of life and growth I can’t seem to sit for more than just a few minutes and never on a consistent basis.
The Bible is full of mystery, murder, suspense, triumph, love…everything I love in a great book, but my devotion to it is lacking. What is it that keeps me from stepping into these pages the way I do any other book.
Today I want to step into the story. Have words given by the God who created me flood into my heart. I want to prepare heart as He leads me into this next season.
And because I know God’s timing is perfect, and I believe He has a sense of humor this arrived in the mail today from a dear friend. It is a Bible reading plan journal.
Where are you currently reading/studying in the Bible? Did you know that there is a group of women who are reading through the Bible chronologically in six months, and furthermore that some of them just finished reading it through Genesis to Revelation in 90 days?
If you recall part of my digging deeper into my One Word this year is scripture memorization. In January I dedicated myself to memorizing Colossians 3:12 & 13. It went surprisingly easier than I’d thought it would. A couple weeks ago I had two nightmares in less than a few days. My joy was to lie in bed reciting this verse over and over. To allow the goodness of God envelope my mind rather than the images that shook me awake.
For February I’m memorizing Proverbs 22:11 (NIV)
One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.