If you have been reading my blog for very long you will know how important I think it is to go deeper with God by daily getting into a Bible reading routine. For the next 30 days I am daring you to go deeper with God in 30 ways through this series that I hope and pray will wholeheartedly bless you!!
There is nothing more central to my blog than to encourage and equip women to establish a Bible Reading Routine. It has to do with every other area in your life and home whether you are cleaning your home, cooking meals, caring for your children, working in or out of the home and loving on your husband.
There was a time that I struggled and did not regularly read my Bible.
I was up in the middle of the night changing diapers and nursing babies.
I was exhausted during the day.
My days ran into my nights and I lived on depleted energy.
There are different reasons that women don’t get into the routine of reading their Bible and that might include simply neglecting to establish the habit.
Or maybe you are just not interested one single bit.
Maybe you have filled your life up with other interests available through the internet or social media. The reasons are endless.
Whatever the case, I am going to challenge you to a DARE!!
Remember as a child being dared to hold your breath or jump in that puddle with your dress shoes?
It is kind of like that. A dare that will make you want to do something that seems impossible.
Reasons to Start a Daily Bible Reading Routine
Do you struggle with discouragement or defeat?
Do you not know what direction you should take concerning a decision you need to make?
Do you have a difficult relationship with your husband or children?
Whatever the issues that you are dealing with in your life, I promise you that if you take the time to set up a daily Bible reading routine, your problems will seem a lot less. They won’t necessarily go away but you will experience something awesome happening in your life.
You will be going deeper with God and He will make all the difference in your life.
I chose this short passage because it gives guidance in why it would benefit you to have a routine for reading your Bible.
How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping Your word. I have sought You with all my heart; don’t let me wander from Your commands. I have treasured Your word in my heart so that I may not sin against You. Lord, may You be praised; teach me Your statutes. With my lips I proclaim all the judgments from Your mouth. I rejoice in the way revealed by Your decrees as much as in all riches. I will meditate on Your precepts and think about Your ways. I will delight in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word. (Psalm 119:9-16)
- Keep your way pure
- Keep your word
- Seek the Lord with all your heart
- Keep you from wandering from God’s commands
- Keep you from sinning against the Lord
- Teach you God’s statutes
- Rejoice in God’s direction
- Meditate on God’s precepts
- Think about God’s ways
- Delight in God’s statutes
- Keep you from forgetting God’s Word
I am sure that there are many other reasons and blessings for you when you have a daily Bible reading routine.
Just those eight verses from Psalm 119 gave enough reasons to read your Bible that I hope will motivate you to get started.
How to Get Started in a Bible Reading Routine
Just do it!!
If you are NOT finding time to read your Bible let’s get started today. If you are taking the time, my dare for you is to make your time with the Lord more intentional so that you grow deeper with Jesus.
- Include your Bible Reading time as part of your morning Routine (if you have littles you might use nap time or read it aloud to your children like I did.)
- Pick a TIME or as I do, include it in your Morning Routine.
- Do not let other things take that time. Stay off social media until you have spent time with Jesus or Facebook will take that spot in your day.
Choose a Bible Reading Plan
Do you have a plan for reading your Bible? It helps me to look forward to reading the Bible when I have a plan. There are so many Bible studies out there today or you can just pick a system.
- You can read through your Bible from start to finish
- You can choose a plan on your Bible app
- You can choose a book of the Bible to study of your choice
- You can choose an online Bible study
I cannot say enough about how much I have gone deeper with God the last few years as I learned to study the Bible.
It takes me less than 24 hours to grow farther away from the Lord when I neglect daily reading my Bible. That is why I will always encourage you to also make your time with God, part of your daily routine.
Do you struggle with daily getting into the habit of a Bible reading routine?
Remember that I shared with you that I have had the same struggle in the past. I dare you to get started today and go deeper with God in the next 30 days.
Did you miss other posts from this series: 30 Days to Go Deeper with God? GO HERE
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