I have the goal to read the Bible every single day. Sometimes I am able to do it in the perfectly quiet environment of home, when kids are asleep and the sun is JUST coming up…
And then there are the days when I am doing it in the midst of chaotic kids, who need regular corrections, and I feel like I am accomplishing nothing in my spirit aside from having the Bible open in front of me.
Sometimes life can literally make the head hurt.
But, I know that big changes have to begin with the small things. And, one small thing that I CAN control is whether or not I open up the Bible and read even one verse from it each day!
I make the choice for whether or not the first priority of my day is to sit down and read the Bible and develop it as a habit.
My favorite setup for reading the Bible is to do it with a cup of coffee. It just feels relaxing, even if the environment really isn’t.
A few years ago I started the hashtag #coffeewiththeking on Instagram, and it has really taken off. If you too need a reminder to read the Bible daily, I welcome you to the community!
Struggling to read the Bible?
To find the best and narrow road we must be laser-focused on the Word of God.
We need to know His character and the things that He hates. We need to have a strong understanding of the depths of His love for His children. We need to be securely positioned in the palm of His hand, walking along according to His standards, and turned away from those of the world.
But, how can we find that road; the best path marked out by the Father?
By a regular and daily reading of and washing by the Word.
A one time a week overview session of the Bible is not enough.
Listening to a message from the pulpit or stage, podcast, or daily devotional, etc. is not the same thing as spending one-on-one, focused, intentional, personal time with the Creator of the Universe through diligent reading through the entire Bible year after year.
Imagine trying to have a deep and meaningful conversation with someone in the midst of a full, loud, and crowded room. How intimate would that be?
Now imagine the same in a quiet, calm environment with little to no distractions or anyone else around? Look a bit different. Which one would develop a close and intimate relationship with another?
This is how we need to think about our time spent with Yahweh, our Abba: intentionally committed to developing a habit of intentional time to read the Bible and connect with Him.
I know it can be hard, but…
Make the commitment to read the Bible daily.
Even if for only five minutes! Even if you are stealing away to the bathroom with the door locked. Even if you have to put your fingers in your ears to block out the noise of the world.
Some seasons of life are like this, but it doesn’t mean we give up.
We must never forsake our commitment to spending time with our Heavenly Husband, ESPECIALLY if we want to maintain a healthy and maturing relationship with Him.
Here’s my Challenge to you.
Commit to taking the time to read the Bible every day.
Whatever reading plan you like, just show up and commit to it daily. Even if just a few minutes. Even if it is less than perfect or ideal some days.
Commit. Be consistent. Be a good Bride to Him.
Join the Community
To join others in this resolve to read the Bible daily, take a snapshot of your study time and add the hashtag #coffeewiththeking. Then, post that badboy on instagram or Facebook or whatever platform you prefer.
I LOVE Instagram for this and would love to see you there! TAG ME, too! ??
Any time you want some fellowship or to find others doing the same, all you have to do is search for that hashtag on various social media channels and others will appear.
Share whatever message He has laid on your heart that day. Finally, meditate on it for the day and pray for wisdom in applying its meaning and Truth to your life.
Be humble in the face of His Spirit led life-changes, as we are all called to transforming change as we move from milk to meat.
But, above all else, read the Bible and get in the Word, daily.
It is not for anyone else’s benefit but yours, for eternity. Spend time with the Lord daily. Grow in your relationship with Him by letting Him get to know you more, and you getting to know Him through His Word.
I can assure you of this: This is a commitment that you will never regret.