For some, following a Bible reading schedule helps them to stay on track. For others, having an online Bible study group to check in with gives them the needed accountability to keep up with reading. I tried those methods and they usually backfired for me. As soon as somebody tells me what I have to do and when, my rebellious side takes over. Also, I tend to fall behind with reading schedules and the pressure to get caught up becomes too much and I give up. Sound familiar?
But I did find something that works for me. And though I still struggle with getting off track, I have been the most consistent with my Bible reading using my own little method. It's almost too simple. I read 2 chapters each day that I am able. No schedule, no deadline, no checklist, no pressure, no catching up if I miss a day. For a while, I read 1 chapter from the Old Testament and 1 chapter from the New Testament. Currently, I'm reading 2 chapters at a time from the Old Testament.
Yes, this way is slow. But I don't like to rush Bible reading. I like to meditate on the message. Slow and steady - that suits me. If I read the Bible in 90 days, would I keep on reading through it after that? Or would I put it away for a while? I think it's better to be in the Word consistently, no matter the quantity. And may I say that busy moms with little ones should not feel pressured to even read 2 chapters if they can't - maybe just a psalm or a proverb or a verse is all you have time for - and that's OK!
Find the method that works best for you. Here are some to try:
- The Bible in 90 Days
- One Year Bible Reading Plan
- Two-Year Bible Reading Plan
- Hello Mornings
- Good Morning Girls
You CAN read your Bible!
Have you successfully used any of the above Bible reading methods or a different one? Or do you struggle with reading your Bible daily? Share in the comments!
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