I get convicted when my cell phone informs me how much time I’ve been on it during the week – and I don’t think I’m on it that much. But seriously how many hours each week do we watch TV or spend on a favorite hobby? Nothing wrong with these leisurely distractions from our busy lives. And yet please ask yourself – how much time do I spend reading my Bible?
Tragically many believers only crack their Bibles on Sunday.
Crossway Books surveyed 11,000 readers. Here’s the break-down on the percentage or more folks spent 30 minutes each day engaging in the following activities: 70% in email; 59% with TV; Hobbies 42%; Podcasts 32%; Facebook 28%. While none of these things are inherently evil, they do take up our time and energy. What stats here are true with you? In what areas could you cut back in 2020?
Crossway discovered the average person could read the Bible through in a year reading 12 minutes a day! Whatever your pace we must make Bible reading a daily habit. If you struggle with reading – listen to it off your I-phone or purchase the Bible on a CD. Imagine how our personal lives would be different – how our church corporately would be impacted if we read the entire Bible through this coming year?
On the kiosk is a daily Bible reading schedule for 2020. I like this chart for its variety. There are other schedules out there. Let’s determine to set aside 12 or even 20 minutes a day reading God’s Word. It’s been awhile since I’ve read it entirely through.
Why not join me this year?