The Christian walk isn’t easy, is it? There are temptations all around to settle for less than an energetic, focused, committed, joyful pursuit of the Lord and the things of the Lord. Spiritual lethargy and status quo living are the default for many who are, nevertheless, genuinely saved.
What holy habits ought to mark the serious believer? Let me tackle this subject from a personal point of view. These practices are helping me to stay enthused about the Word of God and eager to put into practice what He is teaching me.
The first practice, for me, is a daily time in the Word. This, of course, shouldn’t surprise anyone, but I need His Word as much as I need my next lungful of air. After our house fire in 2003, Linda and I both felt that His Word needed to have a much more significant role in our lives. We now consider the Word of God our spiritual oxygen.
So many of us live off second-hand sermons and Bible studies done by others, Don’t get me wrong. I believe we need authoritative teaching of the Word of God that comes from His messengers. But where am I getting into the Word of God, the BIble, for myself?
I’m a big believer in what is called unit-reading. Unit-reading a book of the Bible means reading it through in one sitting! Really! Not all of the 66 books of the Bible should be read that way, but most can. And should. I’ve done that on my blog as you can see if you go to: https://larrydixon.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php?s=unit-reading&post_status=all&post_type=post&action=-1&m=0&cat=0&paged=1&action2=-1.
We’re so fortunate to have the Bible in so many formats. My wife uses the Two-Year Bible. I’ve used the One-Year Bible for years. I think someone should produce a One-Week Bible! You’ve got one week to read the entire Word of God! Wow. That would be a test.
May I ask you, my friend, how’s your Bible reading? A daily time in the Word is a holy habit you will not regret developing!
Scripture: Jeremiah 15:16- “When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, Lord God Almighty.”