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Aug 05

Is Bible Reading Just a Check on Your To-Do List?

By Anna Lowell

I have a confession to make. I have been struggling a lot lately with my personal devotional time.

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It’s not that I haven’t been reading the Bible. I have been faithfully reading it every morning. But that doesn’t mean that I have been getting much out of it.

Far too often I can allow my eyes to fly over the words of the Bible without absorbing what God is telling me in His Word. I finish my “quiet time” with prayer, but I don’t know what to pray for, or how to pray. So, I close my eyes and promptly fall asleep. Unless I am intentionally interacting with the Bible and praying for God’s Word to enter into my heart, it is easy for Bible reading to become an “academic” pursuit much like reading through a boring textbook. Bible reading and “prayer” becomes nothing more than a box on my “to do” list that I check off each morning.

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