One of my goals in relaunching this blog is to be more honest. Honestly I haven’t read the entire Bible since my oldest daughter, who turns 4 in January. Prior to that I had read through the Bible several times over two years.
A few weeks ago I posed a question to people on twitter and facebook “Is it more important to be culturally relevant or Biblically faithful.” Overwhelmingly the responses were that it is more important to be biblically faithful. The natural question that follows is how much time to we spend on it.
I am unable to find any definitive research on the matter but I would wager a guess that 50-90% of “lay” people don’t open the Bible from Sunday to Sunday.
I am one of those people in most cases, if you eliminate the scriptures I read for our community group then I have normally been one of those people.
My wife and I confessed to each other on a recent road trip that neither of us have a love for the Word of God like we feel we should. Part of it is familiarity, part is laziness, part is lack of discipline, and part sin and the sum is I don’t read the Bible.
It is my desire to change that this year, I am returning to a yearly reading of God’s word no matter what I need to sacrifice to do it. How can I learn more about God without his authoritative self-revelation?
How can I make the time in a busy life to honor God with my time? Any suggestions?