You have now begun to read Scripture daily or perhaps you are still figuring out how to incorporate it into your life and daily routine. While I read Scripture daily, this particular way of reading Scripture is altering when and how I read.
I pray that the practice of reading the Bible each day will become a habit for me and for you. Some experts say that simple habits take about 21 days to form. This particular habit may take longer, but you will start to notice that you look forward to reading, studying, and entering into this prayerful time. You may also notice that you feel as though something is missing when you do not read.
Holy Scripture is inspired by God and in and through it the Holy Spirit moves. The very words you read each day are alive (yes, even the boring genealogies!) As you read closely and each day, different parts of the text will resonate with you and other parts not as much. This is the Holy Spirit speaking in and through you. You have entered into a holy space, a conversation, a relationship with God.
Even if you are still getting the hang of it, do not worry. Part of this practice is not merely the completion of the Bible, but learning how to set apart a piece of each day to enter into intentional conversation with God. Yes, it is a Holy space, offered for each of us. Take each day as a step on the road, with each footstep as a movement towards a closer relationship with our God.
Developing a Habit
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The Rev. William L. Packard
I am excited to read the Bible with you, not only for the knowledge and ability to say, "I've read the whole thing," but for the wonderful things that occur when Scripture is read intentionally each day.
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