Trouble staying consistent in Bible reading?
Do you ever struggle with remaining consistent with a routine that includes time in God’s Word, every day? You are not alone! A survey from 2021 found that only 11 percent of Americans read the Bible daily. Trends in reading habits over four years showed that the majority of Americans never read the Bible. The fact is, reading your Bible is not going to be the “norm.” For you to take time to read your Bible every day goes against the grain of culture and society, but it’s something you must do. Your Bible reading and study is vital to your spiritual health and growth. At times when something seems out of sorts or off-balance in my life, I ask myself, “How has my Bible reading been the past few days?” More often than not, I’ll find that I missed a morning in God’s Word or that I was rushed and didn’t take time to read or meditate on what I read, or that I cut my prayer time out.
I have learned that for me to truly enjoy my day I must find time with my Lord! If you’re having trouble, let this be an encouragement to keep pushing yourself to make it happen. The sensation that time with God is a chore is nothing more than your flesh fighting back. Stay encouraged and stay in the Word!
1 Peter 2:2, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:”
Pastor Winston Parrish
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