Beholding His Power and Glory
Iread a post today that really touched my heart. The gist of it was this: The one who posted had once been an avid reader of God's Word but for reasons that weren't stated explicitly, the scriptures had grown cold and empty to her.
There are many things that happen to us as Christians to discourage us--to send us into a downhill slide that gathers speed as we pass up reading God's Word one day, then two, then the days seem to multiply between readings.
I wanted to take this opportunity to encourage you if you are going through a time like this. We rob ourselves of so much beauty, wisdom, strength and knowledge when we neglect to spend time in God's Word.
No matter what else I am reading or studying there is one sure fire method that has worked for me over the years, especially if I am going through a time of deep drought in my spiritual walk and find it hard to discipline myself--most of the time I love reading scripture but during the hard times, this is a wonderful kick starter.
On the first day of the month read Psalm 1, 31, 61, 91, 121
On the second day of the month read Psalm 2, 32, 62, 92, 122
On the third day of the month read Psalm 3, 33, 63, 93, 123
So you see the pattern--just choose the day of the month it is and start on that chapter,
add 30 each time until you run out of chapters.
You will read 5 chapters each day and many of them are short.
One thing I like to do to really keep me on track is go to Bible Gateway and
listen to it as I am reading it.
The longest is Psalm 119 and it takes about 15 minutes to listen and read it
if you are using the Gateway audio.
If you look at the picture I posted above, you see that I was reading in the 63 chapter. That was one of my chapters today and this scripture really stood out to me.
I try to always choose one scripture that I meditate on all day long and it is really hard
some days to choose because there are so many awesome ones.
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