Wednesday, August 25, 2010

read my bible...

read my bible. This is the greatest book ever written, but none of us take enough time to read from it, learn from it, grow from it. Today, read your bible.

I'm not talking about starting at page 1 and reading it the whole way through. That's a tough thing to do, but people have done it. Let's make this a little easier though. If you used to read your bible often, get back into the habit. Go back over those highlights and favorite chapters or stories. Seek out those beloved passages and re-energize your soul. If you have never read your bible, I would suggest starting at the New Testament with the gospels - the Book of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. After that, finish the New Testament or move into my favorite, Psalms. I love Psalms because it's shorter inspiring passages and you can find something about every subject under the sun! If you don't have a bible, get one. There are great study bibles available that help you understand the more difficult passages or historical references. Take the time in the book store to open them and read some passages. If the language is confusing, try a different translation that you are more at ease with. If you think it's confusing to read - you'll never read, so find the right fit for you. Now comes the easy part, take 5, 10, 15 minutes in the morning, mid-day, or evening and open up your bible and read. That's it. The bible has information about every single aspect of life. God has given us a blueprint to follow for everything we will encounter on earth. You will struggle less and lead a more contented life when you read the bible and find your answers. So instead of self-help books, get the only help you will ever need book - The Bible!

So, for today I will read my bible. I will start (or continue) the practice of finding a few minutes to read my bible and allowing God to give me the information I need. I will use the bible as my source of strength, peace, guidance, instruction and hope. My life will be much more blessed when I am counting on God's advice and wisdom and holy word. God is the ultimate self-help life coach, so I will trust and honor His word and read my bible.