"Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do." Joshua 1:8 NLT
Everyone knows you're supposed to "read your Bible." But for some, it's easier said than done.
Perhaps you were the young adult who remembers being able to log a couple of hours a day studying the Bible. As an avid reader with much passion, you were able to breeze through reading plans, but then you "matured." Maybe after you were married, you hoped that you and your spouse, together, would continue the early morning ritual of one-hour quiet times, but over time you gave up that dream because you realized your spouse would rather consume magazines than study books and the Bible.
If you're a parent, then you've probably had to lay aside your expectations of the ideal quiet time when you entered the early years of child-rearing— those days of little sleep and even less time for personal passions. Gone is the season of leisurely reading or digging deep into a text. Maybe you've even wiped dust from your precious NIV Study Bible and wept. You just can't seem to find the time anymore and have actually wondered if it's possible to make Bible reading the priority it once was.
But the good news is that you can! It is possible; it will just look different than what you're used to. The time will be harder to fight for, but that much more rewarding.
You will walk away refreshed if you can learn to adjust your expectations and embrace some of these tips:
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