This is a question I think a lot of Christians ask. Many people who go to church feel like they don’t need to because the pastor is reading from it. Others may think that it’s confusing or it’s just not interesting.
I used to not read my Bible at all because it was confusing. Then it evolved into me reading it, but only so I could check it off on my to-do list. I didn’t even think about what my motivation was, I just did it.
That changed when I went on the Walk to Emmaus. A wonderful woman talked about what a gift the Bible is and how we should make it a priority. I definitely wasn’t doing that. I was doing my Wednesday Bible study at 1am Thursday and wondering why I couldn’t remember it. 🤦🏼♀️
Before this experience I was not a morning person. I was staying up until after 1am after all. An amazing thing happened, though. God started waking me at 8am. Every single morning, except Easter, He has woken me at 8. On Easter we had service at 8 so he woke me at 6am.
I read my Bible because God speaks to me through His word. He shows me what He has done in the past and I know whatever I face He’s there in the midst.
If you open your mind, the Bible is fascinating. There are stories of love, sorrow, pain, and death. Each one shows how God was there and what He did for His people.
If you have a hard time reading the Bible, try a different translation. You can download a Bible app called YouVersion, it’s on Apple and Android, and try different ones. You can also make the text larger if you need it.
Tomorrow I’m going to talk about how to get into God’s word. I hope that you enjoyed today’s post and will come back tomorrow. May God bless you.