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Now is a great time to begin filling your spirit with the Word of God daily. Doing this first thing in the morning will refresh you to begin your day in a positive manner. If it is better for you to find time to read before you go to sleep, this can give you the peace of mind that you need to a have good nightís rest. In the hectic world we live in today with stress and problems coming from all directions, put it in your daily routine to do both. If neither of these times work for you, pick a time that you can consistently set aside a few minutes, whether it is when you have lunch, when you get into your office before you begin work, or before you leave for the day. The key is that it is consistent so that it becomes a habit and part of your daily routine.
It will only take you a few minutes but it can make a huge difference in letting the Word sink into your mind, spirit and soul. I read scriptures daily from Psalm and Proverbs that matches the date. So, if today is the 16th, then that is what I am going to read from. The Book of Psalm is all about giving God praise and when I wake up I am thankful for another day, so that is what I begin with. Proverbs is about obtaining wisdom and this can help you understand what is going on in your life and how you should act according to Godís will. Use Proverbs as a guidance tool for your daily life.
If you donít already have a Bible, you can use your smartphone, tablet or computer to look up your daily dose of scriptures. There are various versions to choose from so pick the version that you are most comfortable with and understand.
After you get into the rhythm of reading daily, consider adding to your reading by getting a daily devotional to give you additional scriptures or stories to continue adding to your knowledge of the Word. Once you earnestly are reading and gaining understanding, it will not be long before you want to take on the task of reading the entire Bible.
When you are ready to read the entire Bible, set a reasonable goal for yourself. There are lots of plans that give you a pattern to read the Bible in a year, which is definitely doable when you have the real desire to do so. You can download Robert Murray MíCheyneís Bible Reading Plan for free here. MíCheyneís Classic Bible Reading Plan
If you failed before to stick to a plan, donít let it hinder you from beginning again. Start first with just a few minutes a day with todayís reading of Psalm and Proverbs. You will feel a new sense of accomplishment and allow it to propel you to continue this positive action daily. Begin today and you are now on your way to a fresh start.
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