Precious Commodity

Have you ever thought of a task or project and gotten really excited about fulfilling it? You probably dreamed of ways to accomplish it, and even started the quest with your best intentions, but sadly, shortly after, you got distracted and stopped pursuing it with the same eagerness. If you are like many, life happens, distractions occur and your best intentions to pursue a desire either slowed down or waned.

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
– I Corinthians 15:58 ESV

If reading the Bible has fallen into this category, then you are not alone. Your best intentions are good, but you may need support to help you fulfill your mission. Reading the Bible is one of the most effective ways to connect with God and gain a deeper understanding of His will for your life.

Many books in the Bible can be read in little time, with 60% taking less than an hour to read. Some books can even be finished in just 2-5 minutes by the average reader.

One of the best ways to make Bible reading a regular part of your life is to set aside a specific time each day for this purpose. Choose a time when you can be least distracted and focused. Remember that the Bible encompasses more than stories and history; it is God’s living and active Word. When you read it, you are not just gaining knowledge, but the power of the Holy Spirit is transforming you.

God’s Word is alive, active and powerful; consuming it will transform your life in glorious ways.

As you pursue reading the Bible, you will discover that reading His Word is oxygen to your soul. If you begin to see this time as a precious commodity, you will naturally begin to build a protective wall around this time and be intentional about keeping disruptive interferences away.

Commit to spending time in the Word of God every day and watch as your relationship with Him grows more profound and robust.

Today’s One Thing
Start reading now. Here are a few books that take less than 10 minutes to complete:

  • Obadiah
  • Jonah
  • Nahum
  • Habakkuk
  • Zephaniah
  • Haggai
  • 2 Thessalonians
  • Titus
  • Philemon
  • 2 John
  • 3 John
  • Jude

Read one book a day, and praise God for His help in staying committed to your time with Him.

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