Have you ever picked up your Bible just to put it down minutes later because you already lost interest? Studying the Bible doesn’t have to be awful – and God never wanted it to be. So, why does it feel so boring whenever you try to follow a study plan?
Because we view reading the Bible like a work assignment…
Spend 30 minutes in the Word, look up the verses in the footnotes, say a prayer, and you’re done – you can go ahead and check it off your to-do list.
So, whenever you fall behind on your study plan and can’t check it off, you feel ashamed and avoid opening your Bible.
But, if you start viewing reading the Bible for what it is – building a relationship with God – you can remove those productivity expectations on yourself.
Now, you can start viewing the Bible like getting together with a friend. And like every friendship, your time hanging out usually varies each day…and that’s okay.
I’m a firm believer that there’s no “behind" with Jesus.
I believe He gives us grace when we struggle to read the Bible perfectly and “stick to the plan.” All He wants is for you to show up and allow Him to make the most of your time together.
So, to help you build a consistent Bible reading habit, I’ve created a guide to help you depend on Him to make daily devotions doable.
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