Friday, October 19, 2012

Reading My Bible


I love reading. I'm one of those girls who will stay up all night just so I can finish the book I currently can't put down. When I read I get so lost in the story that I don't see the words on the page; I can see the characters in my mind. It's kinda like watching television for me. I get so wrapped up in plot and characters that if I'm not careful it affects my mood and my day.

I love reading. Why is it then, so hard for me to love reading my Bible? The Bible is real. It is truth. It would be a wonderful and glorious thing if I could get so wrapped up in my daily Bible reading that it affected my mood and my day like so many other books I read. It's way more exciting than most books I read too: it's full of love stories, murder, giants, angels, demons, any so much more! And the cherry on the top? It's all true, given to me by my Savior, the most important person in my life. Why, oh why is it so hard to read my Bible with the passion and relish that I enjoy so many other books?

I have come to the conclusion that Bible reading must be like intense worship experiences or awesome glory filled conferences... there are mountaintops and valleys; and unfortunately you can't stay on the mountaintop forever.  I think the most important thing is that when I tumble down into the valleys I need to make sure I STILL read the Word with devotion. It's so easy for me to just read the words on the page, but I need to read those words and try my hardest to dive deeper into studying them.

I have a plan I follow every day, it helps me to make sure that I do get into God's word daily. The only problem is that currently I am reading words on a page, not letting it wash over me and affect my life. How do I fix that? I'm really not sure, but I am open to suggestions.

3 comments:

  1. You're so right. This happens to me too. The valleys and mountains. Shereadstruth has been super helpful to me to actually stick to a routine each day. Some days I am tempted to just do the minimum, but when I journal about what I've been learning it sticks so much more. I like having that 'community.' I think about a certain verse each day and try to apply some truth. That's what helps me not just read the words. :) Hope that helps!

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  2. I have told people before that the Bible isn't the first choice book people pick up to read. The only advice I can give is pray before you read. Go directly to the Author and ask Him to reveal His truth through His words. He's faithful to oblige!

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  3. <3 i think if you are listening attentively, God will bring the truth you have read to you as you need it. also, when i find my mind wandering, i ask God to help me be more attentive, like in psalms: open my eyes that i may behold wonderful things from your law. :)

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