Christian often struggle to read the Bible. Maybe you don’t have time. Maybe you don’t know where to begin. Maybe you’ve tried before and felt it was too confusing or monotonous. Or, maybe you just couldn’t keep up the pace with some Bible study or reading plan.
Regardless of the reason for not reading the Bible, we have a solution. It’s part attitude and part discipline.
Don’t Finish…Just Start
Let’s approach the Bible with the right attitude. The Bible isn’t something you ever finish reading. For example, I’ve “finished” reading it cover to cover several times. But am I “finished”? Hardly. The Bible is something that can be studied and consumed an entire lifetime.
Our suggestion is not to focus on finishing the Bible. Instead, focus on STARTING…daily
So, our suggestion is not to focus on finishing the Bible. Instead, focus on STARTING…daily. If you start reading the Bible every day, you’ll make incredible progress over time. It’s the tortoise vs hare approach to reading the Bible. Go slow and steady, instead of trying to consume the whole thing in a flurry of reading activity.
Pick a Good Time
Pick a good time you can commit to. This is where the discipline takes over. If I wait until after my kids are awake in the morning, you can forget about it. If I wait until I get to the office, other priorities take over. If I wait until the evening, I’m often too tired to read. For me, the best time is before I ever step foot out of bed in the morning. But choose a time that works for you.
Read for Just 2 Minutes
So, what can be done in 2 minutes? Can you read an entire book or chapter? Not likely. Read what you can…in 2 minutes. This year, I started reading through the Psalms. Most books in Psalms can be read in under 2 minutes.
Here is the key
Simple Daily Discipline
1. Open to your bookmark
2. Read for 2 minutes
3. Move your bookmark
Whether you read a digital Bible or whether you kick it “old school” with a paper Bible, follow this simple daily discipline:
- Open to your bookmark
- Read for 2 minutes
- Move your bookmark
Again, focus on starting each day. Commit to reading for just 2 minutes a day. Contact us in about 2 months and let us know how far you’ve gotten through that Bible that previously was so hard to make time for. God Bless.
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