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29. marts 2014

So until now every day when I have sat down to read the Bible it has been hard but possible. I might struggle a little bit to get into the text but then eventually I slide into it and am taken away reading Gods word and trying to see it all come together. But not today.

Today was like running into a wall.  I started with the rest of Psalms which was wonderful at first, but towards the end I realized I was in trouble.  I could not focus, which is rare for me.  I pushed on anyway but halfway through Proverbs I new I needed to stop.  I wasn’t reading to try to learn the deep truths of God I was reading to try to get to the next page because this was reading day 5 and there are so many more chapters and books to go if I wanted to stay on my reading plan.  So I decided to stop reading for today.  The entire point with this reading project is to see what insights I would find by reading the Bible straight thru cover to cover, but I was making it about how much can I read and when can I take my next break.  The point is to get closer to God and learn more about him, not win a contest.  So I stopped for today.

I know it might sound strange but I tend to learn more from my failures then I do from my successes and that is again true today.  I learned very clearly that reading the Bible has to be something I do in order to meet my Lord and Saviour and see more clearly his will for my life.  If I am reading for a different purpose, if I am reading to make him like me more or to be a good Christian or to check that off the box for today…then probably the best thing I can do is stop.  Because the life changing power of his word will not fill me, will not change me, will not stun me, unless I am taking it in instead of skipping over it.

I look forward to the next reading day to see what more he has to teach me, and until then may he bless you in your reading.

God bless,


Jim er 33 år og bor i Viborg. Han arbejder som
ungdomskonsulent i IMU. 

Jim er født og vokset op i USA og skriver derfor på engelsk.

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