Where Do I Start? (Part 5)
January 29, 2015
“15 and you know that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:15-17
Part Five: What do I do?
You've figured out the best time of day (see Part 1).
You've identified the best place to focus (see Part 2).
You've determined how long you need to plan for (see Part 3).
And you've picked out the best way for you to develop the daily habit (see Part 4).
Now what? What do you do after you've read a passage of Scripture?
If doing this is a commitment to develop a habit, do this 3-step SUPER SIMPLE plan:
#1. Pray for help as you open your Bible (or as you turn on your electronic device). Simply say, "Lord, teach me from Your Word."
#2. Read the passage.
#3. Pick a truth and take it with you throughout the day.
For example, if today your reading is Proverbs 29 - when you turn to that chapter pray, "Lord, teach me from these verses in Proverbs." Read the chapter, looking for what God may be saying to you. Identify a key word or phrase or verse that stuck out in your mind as you read. Perhaps read it again and pray for help to do that. Proverbs 29:3 says, "He who loves wisdom makes his father glad. . . " As you close your Bible, ask the Lord to make your father glad by giving you wisdom. Also, ask the Lord to give your children wisdom so they make their father glad.
That's it. On to the next thing.
I believe if you commit to doing Parts 1-5 for the next 30 days or so - you will be well on your way to making daily Bible reading a habit.