How to Take Control of Your Bible Time

June 4, 2019 | The Vineyard Church

Carol Senour 

If you have been a Christian for your whole life or recently come to believe, you know the importance of reading the Bible. While we all know that it is important, it remains one of the biggest frustrations for Christians. We all come up with grand plans to read the Bible and get closer to God. We start a plan or routine with all the fire and determination of an athlete and it quickly fails. Some of us have experienced this stop-and-go pattern for much of our Christian lives.

My excuses have run the gamut of not having time, being too tired or having difficulty understanding the Old Testament. Even when I started a Bible reading plan and started falling behind, I still believed that I would get caught up. It is imperative to your spiritual growth that you control your Bible time.

Proverbs 2:1 says, “My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding – indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”

The Bible is God’s word, that imparts wisdom and knowledge into our being. It equips us for anything that life throws at us. Today, it is time to change those stop-and-go patterns and control your Bible time.

Here are tips to gain control over your Bible time:

  1. Start out small, like reading one chapter a day.
  2. Schedule a quiet time every day, at the same time, where you will be free from distractions.
  3. Make a goal and stick to it every day.
  4. Use a devotional or Bible study plan to track your progress, and
  5. Pray that God will give you a desire to study and understand the Bible.
  6. Lastly, don’t wait for tomorrow, next week or even January 1st, to start the plan. Use the tips above and get started today! Day by day it will quickly become a long-lasting daily habit.

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