There were so many wonderful things to be discovered back then. There were so many treasures, so many crazy stories (Jael? six fingers and six toes? a honeycomb in a lion's carcass?). I remember the month that I read Phillipeans every day. I remember reading through the entire Bible each year through highschool and college, trying to memorize Psalm 119, giggling through Song of Solomon.
I don't want my Bible to be a habit (and a very poorly cultivated one at that). I want it to be the place were I discover God again and again in deeper and more meaningful ways. In one hour I will turn 31 but tonight I'm going to finish being 30 and I'm going to sit down with a good book.
11For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13 (emphasis mine)
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for calling out to me and gently leading me by the hand since childhood. You have been so very faithful. I am overwhelmed by your great goodness and mercy .. for they are from of old. You have guarded and guided me my whole life. This is the path you chose for me. You are my Lord, apart from you I have no good thing. You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand (psalm 16) Amen
(p.s. if you are a lurker, I'd love to hear from you - it being my birthday and all ...)