The New Year is quickly approaching and many folks are thinking about some of the changes they would like to see in their lives in the upcoming year. I want to encourage you to make resolution #1: Getting in God’s Word.
I have heard so many people talk about their frustration with themselves in not being able to consistently read God’s Word. Like anything in life that we want to make a consistent part of our life, we need help. Stop and think about it–if you are not use to exercising and you decide that you want to become active–you need help. You need a plan and you need accountability. If you have been undisciplined in your finances and you decide that you want to develop financial discipline–you need help. You need a plan and you need accountability. And so it is with developing consistency in staying in God’s Word. We need a plan and we need accountability.
I’ve got good news for you. The folks at Youversion have just implemented “Daily Reading Plans” as part of their online Bible program. I want to encourage you to click on the link I’ve provided for you, register to be part of the community, and then choose a plan, any plan, and follow it to the end. I would encourage you to begin with a 30 Day plan, something you can try to get your feet wet before launching out into a longer, more demanding plan. At the same time, find a friend, someone who wants to develop discipline in reading God’s Word as well, and the two of you commit to doing it together. You won’t regret it.
In His Steps,
Get In God’s Word