My Bible may be inside my night stand.
Or it may be on the book shelf.
I didn’t really need it.
They always have extra copies at church, right?
I could just borrow one of those for the 3-minute lesson during the Sunday service.
That’s why we have a Bible, isn’t it?
After all, the preachers are the ones who read the Bible for us.
Isn’t it enough that I got dressed up on my day off, and spent an hour in a church pew on Sunday?
God will be impressed, right?
I dusted off my Bible.
After recognizing how fruitless my life had become, I decided to try Christianity beyond Sunday.
My first step was to find my Bible, and then I did something alone…
(Gasp) I opened it.
Then I started to read it.
And I wasn’t even at church where someone could see me!
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. (1 Peter 1:23)
I put my Bible in the way.
Rather than simply reading the Bible regularly, and then returning it to its rightful spot on the shelf, I put it in the way.
I left it open and put it in the way of my everyday path.
I put it where I couldn’t miss it.
I put where it would interrupt my busy schedule.
I left it open on the dining room table.
I put it the way of my life.
The Bible stays open.
Now I leave it open for my entire family.
Today, it was left on Psalm 91.
The same song for strength another Brother I know recites everyday.
A poem that strengthened my spirit during a difficult week.
I can’t wait for my Bible to be in the way tomorrow.
What is your experience reading the Bible?
How does the Word stay part of your everyday life?
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