For the past several months I have had a lot of struggles. Things have been hard for me, but really I brought some of it on myself...
I finally realized that I was selling myself short because I was not taking enough time to read my Bible. I was reading it, sure. Actually I would just listen to it while I worked on something else.
I don't have enough time to just sit there and read it. I would argue with myself.
Then one day I was sitting on my bed, feeling really dejected, and discouraged. I knew I had to do something different.
So, I picked up a Bible study book that I had bought several months before, and started reading! I devoured a 172 page book in about 3 hours! And this time I was NOT skim reading. After I had read it I had a lot more determination.
Since then, I have really focused on putting GOD first. I will admit that I haven't done perfectly. But, God has really blessed me with a hunger to know more.
My Bible, Journal, and a Devotional Book.So, I started to write down each verse, and my own thoughts on the verse. That way it really makes me think about it...
Every morning, I try to get up and read my Bible first thing. I start by reading a chapter in Proverbs(like if its the 15th, I'll read chapter 15...). Then I read 1 or more sections of the book From My Heart to Yours By Glorianne K. Gibbs. For each day there is a verse, then thoughts on the verse.