This year, and for the rest of your lives, make it a habit to read the bible every day. Many of us have been guilty of surviving on snippets of scripture or simply reading Christian books. Reading the Bible is crucial to our Christian walk. It is much easier to stray when we are not hiding God’s word in our heart. I have also come to realize that there is no better way to learn God’s word than to read it everyday. I may not be able to memorize the Bible word for word, but I pledge to know the truth and have a command of where to go in God’s word to find His promises.
A few years ago I learned from my spiritual mentor to pick up a “One Year Bible”. I figured that once I finished my year, I was done. The next Christmas, the only present I asked my mother for was another one year bible so that I could begin the journey again. For some of you, a Bible such as this may be the answer to quick-start your reading. Others of you may have a different plan. Whatever the case, don’t let planning stand in the way of action; make Bible reading your daily feast!
Psalm 119: 9-11
How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.