There is a lot that could be said about daily Bible reading. It has been the most important spiritual discipline in my life for many years. Many people have this as a New Year’s resolution. Below are some thoughts on it. While I am a failure…err…less engaged? in some of the other disciplines, daily Bible reading has been a part of my life since I was about 16 years old. If anyone has some thoughts on fasting, I’m all stomach.
One blog I read offered the following eight suggestions for daily Bible reading. I second them all. Realistically, for me, same time and place has hardly ever worked, though. Now, I have about three different windows in an average day. I pick one of them. Also, writing/underlining is key. I have to have at least some margin space in whatever Bible I’m reading…and a good pen. This can be a wonderful alternative to journaling or supplement to journaling, if you really take your time with the text.
Anyways, here are his eight:
- Prepare the night before
- Same time, same place every day
- Keep track of what you read
- Write in your Bible
- Read consecutively
- Use a journal
- Respond to what you’ve read
I give my own list of five tomorrow…any that you would add?