Many barriers discourage us from being steadfast in our daily Bible reading. The Bible can be intimidating and seem foreign to us as we begin to read. God’s Word is incredibly unique and unlike anything else we have ever encountered. It takes time and patience to build up the skills necessary to read the Bible more easily. The first step is understanding the barriers between the Bible and us.
Let’s be honest: reading the Bible is challenging! It’s an entirely different experience than opening up any other book you have ever read. Sometimes we get discouraged in sticking to our Bible reading plan. We approach it with an earnest desire but stumble along the way. That’s normal and happens to us all!
Reading the Word of God is the foundational spiritual discipline of the Christian life. Through its pages, God reveals to us the way that He would have us live. There is no other standard for our life than the teachings found within. Building a routine that leads us to read the entire Bible in a year is a beautiful way of growing in our faith.