Feb 15, 2011
Awhile back I wrote a post for inCourage about my difficulties with regular Bible-reading.
Many people left comments on that post, confessing as well that Bible reading is difficult for them. Perhaps you’re one of them?
So I guess I’m just feeling a need to check in and ask: How you doin’?
Here’s what I’m not interested in:
- Any type of wow-I’m-so-great nonsense.
- Attempts to earn brownie points with God.
BUT…are we doing the hard thing?
How I’m Doin’
Right now, I’ve found that I’m bad at going to the open Bible on my counter. I won’t lie, there may even be dust settling in that page.
BUT…I’ve decided to keep my little Bible and a small journal in the car.
Each day I go pick up Orison from kindergarten, and I’m usually there with 5-10 minutes to spare. So on my way there (about a 15 minute drive), I’m praying. No formula, no list, just whatever/whoever God brings to mind as I drive.
Then when I get there, I pull my little Bible out from between the seats and crack it open.
Right now I’m reading the Psalms, and in my notebook I write character traits of God, questions I have, or verses I love.
I might not make it through a whole chapter some days, and some days I’m running late and I don’t get to it at all, but at least there’s some time that I’m trying to set aside.
What have been your trials and errors? What’s working? What’s not?