28 Sep Have you tried this? A key to jump start your devotional habits…
Judging by the devotion and seriousness of our readers, we can guess that very few of you ignore the necessity of daily Bible reading. In fact, many of you may have mastered this discipline as you’ve matured in Christ. Yet even the most ardent followers of the Lord can struggle to establish this foundational habit. And surely there is no habit more opposed by our Enemy than that of consuming the Word daily… a Word which describes and promises his ultimate defeat!
So, what is the answer? Earlier morning alarms? Accountability groups? The perfect app? The perfect version of the Bible? We would argue that the first step should have absolutely nothing to do with reading the Bible. But instead… prayer.
Call upon the Lord and implore Him to draw you to his Word.
Beg the Holy Spirit to be your teacher as you read passages that are difficult to understand.
Pray that He would do for you what Jesus did for the disciples in Luke 24:45: “and he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.”
Cry out for the desire and passion to place Bible reading at the top of your priority list.
We believe that these are the types of prayers that move the heart of God because they line up perfectly with his divine will.
After prayer, what comes next? Here is where you will find so many good suggestions for Bible reading plans and devotionals. At Evangelical Press, we are blessed with a group of authors who are passionate about drawing the reader to God’s Word. To this end, many of them have crafted devotionals to offer guidance, insights, and a doable plan for daily Bible reading. We hope that these resources will be a blessing to you as you seek to dive into God’s Word daily.
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