In the last post, we explored The Intangibles when it comes to avoiding “drifting” in our Bible reading. If you haven’t read that yet, you’ll want to check it out before reading the rest of this post. Once you’ve made the decision, made the commitment, evaluated your approach, and told someone about it (the clincher), you’re ready to look at The Schedule.
Finding a regular time to read the Bible is frequently the most difficult challenge people face in avoiding the drift. Don’t worry. This is not going to be a just-make-the-time-guilt-trip post.
Let’s face it: We’re all busy.
Simply telling you to “make time” isn’t helpful. That said, remember what I wrote in the last post about making a decision and making a commitment. Those first two Intangibles lead me to the first truth (of five) you’ll want to keep in mind as you look at what your Bible reading schedule is going to be.
Bible reading will probably cost you something.
If you sat down and looked at your calendar for the upcoming week, I’m guessing you wouldn’t find an open hour in every day with nothing to do. Between jobs, school, kids, sports, exercise, driving, housework, eating, grocery shopping – and a million other things – you and I have our schedules pretty packed.
Bible reading will cost you something. What it costs is going to be different for different people. But it will cost something.
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