My Bible studying has been seriously lacking. I aim to correct this by going through the Bible in one year. Should amount to about 15 minutes a day. I won’t go through it by topical matter. Nope, just straight through from Genesis to Revelation.
The book of Deuteronomy usually gets me. I’ve tried this in the past. I don’t know what it is, but I start to lose interest while studying this book. I am sure there is much to gain from it, so I’ll try to approach it more carefully and with an mind open to God’s lessons.
As a husband and father, it is my duty to set the example. If my kids grow up seeing a father who attends church every Sunday but does not set some personal time with God, they’ll likely follow suit. Or worse, they will lose interest in God altogether. As a husband, I am the spiritual leader. I need to know what God wants for us. How can I know this without using the sword that he provided?
As a Christian, I realize God has a will for me. I can choose to ignore that will by not prepping myself everyday. There’s something special about starting the day with a cup of coffee in one hand, and the Bible in the other. While improvement can come quickly, a steadfast discipleship will bring about subtle improvements over a long period of time. It will also allow me to understand who God is more clearly.
The last year has had its ups and downs. I wonder how I would have handled certain situations if I had been more into the Bible.