Do you struggle with finding time to read your Bible?
I do. I’d love to tell you I get up every morning and immerse myself in reading for an hour before starting my day.
The truth is, more days go by when I don’t read than when I do.
Things get pretty busy and hectic and the days just fly by.
The evening routine, alone, at my house feels like six days worth of activities crammed into two hours.
I want to read more…I just don’t.
I mean, when I do read, I always learn something…I’m always refreshed and reenergized. I always see things more clearly. I’m more at peace…more patient. I’m more equipped to be a father and a husband. I could go on and on…
So, why don’t I read more then?
One word…I think. Accountability.
Not long ago I was talking to a friend of mine about this very topic. He shared that he struggled with finding time also. (If you thought you were the only one, you’re not!)
So, here’s what we’re doing:
We pick a short…5, 7, 10…day reading plan from the Bible app. We read each day’s content and then text the other person something that stands out to us. That’s it. And it only takes about 5 minutes.
Simple, but effective.
Since then, I’ve read everyday…because I know I have to share.
I’m learning. I’m refreshed and reenergized. I’m more at peace…
I’ve enjoyed it so much, I want to invite you to join in!
Would you like to grab 5 minutes for just 7 days with a group of folks reading the same plan?
- Sign up at the end of this post.
- You’ll receive an email invitation to join a closed Facebook group and instructions on what to do next. (Double-check your junk folder if the process seems delayed.)
- You need the YouVersion Bible app and a Facebook account to participate. (Make sure the name you enter below matches your name on Facebook.)
- On September 19th, we will “Start the plan.” The plan we’ll be reading is called Every Day in His Presence by Charles Stanley.
- Once we begin, read each day’s devotion and then go to the group and post one thing that stood out to you…that’s it!
Each day’s reading only takes about 5 minutes. And the entire plan will only last 7 days.
You’ll have a chance to read what stood out to others in the Facebook group as they post. And, we’ll all encourage you to read and keep it up.
It’s really helped me jump start my reading. I hope it will do the same for you!
As an added incentive to stick with it…
I’m going to select two people in the Facebook group that post all seven days to receive a copy of the book Love Does by Bob Goff. Once the 7 days end, I’ll select two people and mail them the book!
In order to participate, you do have to sign up. Just fill out the form below and follow the instructions in your email.
If you know someone else who might be interested, invite them to join us!
Let me know if you have any questions! See you in the group!
I'd like to hear from you! If you’ve found some great ways to grab time to read each day, will you share them with everyone in the comments below? You can leave a comment by clicking here.