Do you have a good plan for Bible reading? Do you think having one is important? Do you read the Word daily, or at least regularly? I’ve discovered, in my own life, that not having a plan means I’m planning to fail. And I’ve also learned that failure in this area leads to failure in other areas too.
So for a couple of years, I followed a Bible reading plan that I especially like because it’s a Bible genres plan. I find this gives me a more complete picture of the Word because it takes one chapter from the various literature styles in the Bible each day.
But when I first read about it, I thought 10 chapters a day? Too much!
But you know, I soon became addicted. And I started wondering how I had survived so long on the “Bible snacks” of hit and miss reading I’d had before! I’d come to need more of the Word! Although I’ve found in my own life that we enter different times and seasons in our life. There may be times when reading many chapters is what we need. And others when we need to take the Word in little bites and savor them slowly.
But the important thing is taking the Word in, and letting it change our lives.
God’s Word is life, and without it our spiritual life will fade and wane. It can create hope when hope is dying. Peace when war threatens our hearts and souls. Joy when sorrow overtakes. And new life within us, making us like our Lord and Savior.
Just as fire needs air, our spirits need light. Without it, our spiritual light will go out. But the more we feed it, the stronger our light will become.
Becoming a light that no darkness will ever be able to put out.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it, (John 1:1-5).