Black words on a white field.
Speeding past the dew drops.
Hastening down the lane.
A patch of beauty grows there.
In mud fresh for your toes there.
Join me for a minute
Look at a field of flowers
Will you lose time in that glance?
by counting rock and bud
by listening to the creek in flood?
If you've lost a day
you've lost your soul.
but if after you have come
you lay aside both time and pride
and find that once begun
you could spend a lifetime there
squinting at the Son.
Do you read your Bible? if so, how often do you study it? I know that I am embarrassed by my own response to the question. One of my Bible professors wrote something that really challenged me to rethink my fruitless faith and faithless study habits. Starting today I am planning on reading whole books instead of disconnected chunks. Here are a list of books with 10 or less chapters to start off with:
Song of Songs
For the N.T.: Start in Galatians and every book (except Hebrews and Revelations) has 10 or less chapters.
Why not alternate O.T. one month, N.T. the next? Read an entire book each day for a month. Write down your thoughts and interesting questions. Be amazed. Be excited. Answer your own questions. Be challenged. If you can't manage to do this, ask yourself: Why not? (p.s. I'm starting with Jude)
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