I must confess, having a daily reading plan means absolutely nothing if it isn’t used. Thankfully, the Lord has given me the time and desire to pursue my goal with a strong purpose. It would be difficult, at best, to describe the joy I get when the day’s reading goal is checked.
Now, to some, it may sound as if this exercise is merely mechanical in order to fulfill form and fashion only. No, it is far more than that. God’s Word is satisfying to the very soul, and I know something good is coming of this journey I’ve begun. Yes, I do want to complete the course, but as each portion is read, it seems the Lord is opening up something new each time, and that is well worth the time spent at my desk with Bible open.
In talking with several of my pastor friends, I am finding many of them are pursuing the same goal. Yes, pastors are supposed to read God’s Word; this is more than “just what we’re supposed to do.” It’s as if there is a newness and freshness that’s being stirred in our spirits. The Lord is giving us a new desire to receive all He has for us through the pages of God’s holy book.
What about you today? Do you set some time aside each day to spend with the Lord through prayer and reading His precious Word? Will you begin to take time? Let me assure you, time can be found if you really want to read. One of the sayings my people hear quite often is “you can do what you want to do.” If any of really want to, we can find the time to read every day. Now, get to it!