Failing to plan is planning to fail. Every good project needs a well thought out plan. It’s a bit of an inconvenience to sit down and plan out your day or even a project but if you don’t stop and take time to think things through it could cost you. What does it cost? Time and effort. Time is a precious commodity. I wouldn’t waste it.
Well, what about planning to spend time with God? Do you make that a part of your day? Most of us have busy lives and have little time to spend with our Savior. What a shame! The one person who sacrificed everything for us and we say, “I don’t have time for you today.” Please take time to read your Bible and talk to God. It’s the most important thing you can do each day.
So if you have decided to give God some of your day, what is your plan? How are you going to spend that precious time to make the most of it? I would start with something in the Bible that really interests you. It may be a topic or a certain book of the Bible. Start there and just read it. I have read through the Bible three times and yet I have so much more to learn. It’s a never ending supply of riches!
Right now I am reading a book titled, “Lord, Teach Me to Study the Bible in 28 days” by Kay Arthur. I am learning how to apply her methods to any book of the Bible. She says in her book, “The best way-not the only way, but the best way-to study the Bible is book by book. It’s the way the Bible was written.”
Also, it’s important to ask yourself good questions while you are reading. Questions such as; who is talking? To whom are they talking? Why are they saying this? What is the main theme or keywords that are listed? Basically ask yourself the 5W’s and 1H (Who, what, when, where, why and how) about the main topic. I wouldn’t be concerned about how much I read or for how long I read. Be more concerned about whether you have been nourished and fed by the Word. J
There are so many Bible reading plans out there to choose from. If I were you I would start by choosing a topic or book that peaks my curiosity. We always have time for the things we want to do. I hope you make reading God’s word one of them.