I believe that this time is the most important time of my day. I believe that it helps me in ways that I don’t even know it, all the while drawing me closer to my Creator.
But yet, I still have a hard time doing it.
I desire to do it, yet a lot of days go by and I don’t spend a good amount of time with the Lord.
Recently I read a blog post by Vicki Courtney where she talked about the One Year Bible and how she has done it every year for TEN years. That is so amazing to me.
After reading this post I remembered that I had a One Year Bible somewhere in my apartment. So I went searching for it and found it. I had attempted read through the bible a couple of years ago. When my life was pretty different, I was just a college student, no full time job, living with good friends and trying to find time to spend with my boyfriend.
I checked my bookmark to see where I left off and I had made it to February 17th. Pathetic I know!
So I decided to restart this little adventure, but with a different goal in mind.
Instead of the goal being ‘read the whole bible’ my goal would be to use the specific day’s reading to spend time with the Lord. Going through different scriptures and using that page to journal and write prayer requests.
So then I can go back and look at that day and see what I was going through, what my prayer request was and see the progress on that request.
It’s like a journal just with a little remix. And I like a good remix.
And I am writing about it on my blog because I have found that my own blog is good accountability for myself. If I write something on my blog I don’t want to have to write that I failed in it – if it is typed out in words then it is more motivation to follow through with it.
That is why I will NEVER talk about my desire to one day run a marathon. I'm too busy watching The Bachelor and American Idol to run a marathon!