Hi friends! I hope all is well with you! The other day I wrote about trading a "Read the Bible in a Year" plan for a more moderate approach, and it made me start thinking about those of you who may have committed to spending more time in God's word this year than you have in the past, but find yourself losing steam as time goes on.
If that about sums up your current position, then let me encourage you for just a few minutes.
The quality of time that you spend in the Word is far more important than the quantity of Scripture that you're able to digest in one sitting. Maybe, just maybe, it's time to slow down and savor your time in the Word each day rather than trying to speed through it just to check it off the list.
Some days, you might read three or four chapters at a time. Others you may only make it through a couple of verses before the Lord stops you in your tracks. Neither way is better than the other. They're both a valuable and necessary part of growing in your knowledge of the Bible and the God who reveals Himself to us through it.
My heart's desire for you is that you will fall so deeply in love with the Word of God that you look forward to reading it each day. That it would be a constant source of life flowing through your heart. That you would come to really know the Lord whose love is spilled over the pages.
Rather than throwing in the towel because you've failed to keep up with "the plan," why not renew your resolution to spend time in the Word? It's OK to reassess and change your approach. There are no resolution police here!
To help, I've marked down all items in the LAJ Shop for a Resolution Renewal sale. No coupon code is necessary, but the sale prices will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26. Maybe you'll find something that will give you that extra little push you need to keep on keeping on. Until next time, grace and peace.