Every month we are producing a plan to help you activate some habits in your life as a follower of Jesus. This plan is designed to assist you in developing this habit of daily reading. Our encouragement to you is to use it as a tool to start reading, if you haven’t started. Please don’t feel burdened or guilty if you miss some days or unable to read all the chapters in the designated day. Bible reading should be enjoyable and fulfilling through a commitment to establish a relationship with God.
You would have heard me say all the time, all we want is every day you open your Bibles and read something. Hebrews 4:12 says it this way: “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” This verse in summary says the Bible is living and when we open our lives to it, transformation happens in our lives.
Use the scriptures alongside your time to pray and allow this daily habit to form into a life changing relationship with God. Your prayer life is allowing you to communicate to God with all kinds of requests and thanks, while your reading allows God to speak to you. This dialogue we have with God is key to our growth as a Christian and makes our fellowship with Jesus very fulfilling.
If you have not taken the challenge yet, it is not too late to start. Always pray and never give up and read God’s word that is living and active.