Most people struggle with reading the Bible consistently. If you already have a regular, life-giving time in the Word each day, feel free to check out one of the other posts on this blog. (Or better yet, forward this post to someone who could benefit!) However, if you’re like 90% of the Christians I meet who struggle with this, keep reading.
Any habit starts with small steps and small wins. Our brains are wired to experience something positive, then do it again. The more times we succeed, the more we’ll try. The more we try, the more we’ll add on to the positive experiences and grow. Small positive “wins” lead to consistent positive habits.
This week’s challenge is intentionally small. My goal is to give you something you can do, so it will be something you will do. When you succeed, my hope is you will repeat the challenge next week. Once you succeed for two weeks…well…you get the idea…
The Daily Reading Challenge
- Look at your calendar and pick a specific time every day where you can block out 15-30 minutes. Picking the same time every day will be huge in making this successful for you.
- Read the Bible (and nothing else) for 15-30 minutes. I’ll give you a few ideas of what to read below.
- Tell someone you’re doing it. There’s something powerful about saying it out loud. Better yet…have someone join you!
The Daily Reading Options
Option 1: Pick a Gospel (Matthew, Mark, Luke or John). Start at the beginning and set a timer for 15-30 minutes. (This is helpful so you don’t keep looking at the clock.) When the timer goes off, finish the [Read more…] about The One-Week Daily Reading Challenge