1st of 144 things I want to change - Bible reading - 1 chapter or 10
Thursday, October 17, 2019
I've decided the theme for my 144 blogs (which may not be as frequent as I originally said) will be Things I Want To Change.
The first change I want to make is to do with reading my Bible. I'd been feeling quite down recently, and it occurred to me that I'd not been reading my Bible every day. Less than a fortnight ago I was on retreat and felt wonderful. A few days after we were home again, I felt really gloomy.
Then I remembered a time when I was a new Christian, I'd been reading about 8 chapters a day so I could get through it in a year (sometimes I spent the whole of Saturday catching up), and one weekend I was feeling particularly ratty. When I asked myself why, the answer was because I haven't read my Bible all week.
And this week I realised that is possibly why I've been feeling down, or at least if it's not the cause it could be a solution. So what I want to do is commit to reading a chapter every day at breakfast time.
I've also done Professor Grant Horner's Bible reading plan in the past and really enjoyed it so I will use that, but my commitment is to 1 chapter a day. So no pressure!. Although hopefully I will get the 10 in on more days than not.
I have to say that, just by having made this decision, I feel better already.
A link to Prof Horner's plan