This week I was asked to sign a covenant for one of my roles in leadership. This covenant just stated that I promised to pray every day, read 1 page of my bible every day, be willing to obey the word of God, and a few other things. It was a simple covenant to remind me what God expects of me as his disciple and as a leader. There was nothing surprising in the covenant, but I was concerned that some may be hesitant to sign (not anyone in particular). Why? One being, some people just don’t like being told what to do, but more importantly, some just don’t want to commit to reading the Bible every day. I know I am preaching to the choir here. I mean, if you are taking time to read this blog, I am betting you’re a Bible reader as well. However, God has laid this topic on my heart strongly this week, so I know someone needs to hear it.
As you may know, this blog world is very new to me. This first week it became clear that I need to make my posts shorter. Therefore, I plan to turn this into a several part series titled “Why Do We Not Read The Bible Every Day?” Please keep in mind that I am just an ordinary women, with no formal education or experience in writing, walking in faith into unknown territory.
Below is a very short synopsis of what’s to come:
I would venture to say that most Christians believe that the Bible is the infallible word of God and it is the truth upon which they base their lives. So, why then do most Christians find it so hard to read the Bible every day? After praying and completing some research, God has led me to the conclusion that it all comes down to the following:
1. Time and priorities;
3. Knowledge and understanding;
4. Self-centered mind-set; and
5. A heavy reliance on grace.
Stay tuned..later today I hope to reblog a post that I think will be a great introduction into this new series, which will begin on Monday.
Until next time, stay safe and God bless,