The simple fact is that in order to be walking in a close relationship with our creator - we must be meeting with Him daily! In order to find our identity in Him - we need to know what it means to be His child. In order to walk in the way of the righteous - we need to know what that looks like for our lives.....there is no better way to do that than through reading his word.
I will be the first to admit - I am a failure when it comes to reading consistantly! I need to do better - so today I commit to once again get up - dust myself off - and dive back into my daily scripture reading. How about you - what is your plan for reading your Bible? Here are a couple resources to help you be successful in your bible reading.
For me - I am working through the Chronological Bible - it is helpful to understand what is going on at what time in history - it is broken up in daily readings....I have been doing this for years - and soon I will make it to the New Testiment - I am so excited - I am not starting over until I finish it! Even if it takes me all year - I am going to do it! Check out your local Christian bookstore to find a copy!
If you aren't a reader like my husband - you can get an audio Bible - it comes by Chapter and it is done in a not boring version that has different people talking in a theatrical fashion - Joel is really enjoying this! There is one called Faith Comes By Hearing.
There are several other bible reading schedules available - just google it and I am sure you will find one that works for you. You can even get reading plans through bible apps for your Iphone - at YouVersion.
My best piece of advice is - don't give up - if you miss a day - don't feel like you have failed and start over - just move on to the next day - you may be a week behind at that end - but at least you will be farther along than when you started!
God bless as you seek to find joy in knowing God better through his word in 2011