Once again I’m making only one new year’s resolution–to read my Bible from cover to cover, Genesis to Revelation, until signed sealed, and delivered on December 31st, 2022. If I’m looking for brownie points or extra stars in my crown, I’m not getting any. Shouldn’t.
My pledge is not about snatching and bagging more and better goodies from the Lord. Buttering Him up. Getting on His good side. No, not at all. Reading God’s Word, spending time with Him, is reward enough. Isn’t it?
Want to join me? How much each day? Where to start? Why not go online and find a daily Bible reading guide. They’re plenty out there. Print one off. Then start. Dig in. Stick to it. Don’t say you’ll do it. Do it!
But why bother reading an old book? Ancient history. Outdated morals and outmoded technology. What’s the point? A colossal waste of time? Sarcastic Fischer is at it again!
What could be better than moments devoted to God Almighty and His Word? Tedious? Boring? Dull as dishwater? Are you kidding? Whatever time I commit to Him, it all returns to me with added peace, confidence, challenge, and best of all, closeness with my God. So I do get added blessings from Jesus, after all!
I’ve also figured out that how much I commit to God in this life, the more I’ll comprehend Him in the next. Similar to spending quality and quantity time with my boys when they were growing up, even now as adults, has made our relationship much more meaningful. If, after divorce, I’d abandoned my sons as many have, I would’ve foolishly short-circuited closeness between us, of which I would have been the poorer. But, thank God, I didn’t. More time together means more love shared long-term.
It’s likewise true with God and your Bible. So, resolve to make God’s Word your best friend, day in and day out, all year long. Time to get blessed!
Psalm 119: 1-3–‘Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart…who walk in his ways.’
Happy New Year–2022!
Thank you, Lord God, for your Word. In Jesus’ name. Amen.