2016 is off and running and it seems I am already hanging onto the coat tails. For the past I don’t know how many years, I have read the Bible through in a year. I start each January 1 and read it through. It’s hard some days to carve out that few minutes to read scripture but I have disciplined myself to completing the task. Oh I failed for many years before I conquered this goal. Now I can’t imagine having a year where I am not reading through the 66 books.
I use the One Year Bible NLT. Each day is broken into a reading in the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs. It takes about 15 minutes.
I then read a daily devotions from “Jesus Calling: Finding Peace in His Comfort” by Sarah Young.
Something new I have added to my daily devotion time is writing the scripture. I came across the website www.swtblessings.com.
This takes me about 10-15 minutes to write each morning. I can’t believe the difference it makes to actually spend a few moments writing the Word. It causes me to actually ‘think’ about what I am reading and writing. I also find that I am picking my notebook up several times throughout the day and re-reading the scripture that I wrote for that particular day .
If you aren’t already having a quiet time, I encourage you to start with one. Maybe just read Sarah Young’s devotional, or write scripture each morning. In my life, I have to start with the daily reading of God’s word. It sets me right. It makes me keep my eyes on Him. It helps lead me in a better prayer life. It allows me to receive my direction from Him. I grow personally closer to Him.
Try setting a personal quiet time, even if it is no more than 10 minutes, as a 2016 goal!
Jody and Edna