Good Old Bible Reading

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“Jesus saith unto him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.’”
John 14:6

This verse has been in my head the past couple of days, even though it has been a while since I actually sat down and spent time in the Bible. I hadn’t even brought my Bible to Arizona, thinking I would just download an app on my Kindle instead. The other day, I just started feeling that an app wasn’t enough so we ran in Barnes and Noble and I got this Bible and a prayer/scripture journal.
Yesterday was the first time in a while I opened a Bible, and actually sat and read more than a few verses. It’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of life, and forget to get in the Word. But I am now remembering the importance of it. How can we center our lives around Christ if we don’t spend time with Him, and continuously learn about Him?
That is a lesson I’ve learned so many times, and I guess I needed to learn it once more.

The past few years of my life have been anything but easy. And in the craziness of it all, I found myself spending less and less time in The Word. I would spend hours and hours reading through my nursing school textbooks, yet five minutes in the Bible would be a lot. That is not good. How can we profess to have faith, and be living for Jesus, when we aren’t even reading His Word. The great thing is though, is that as long as we’re alive it is not too late to turn to Him. All it takes is a choice. We can choose to flip open the Bible instead of scrolling social media. We can choose to pray instead of turning on the TV for comfort. We can put down our school books, and work, for a time to spend time with Jesus.

I am really going to try hard to make the choice to turn to Him every day from here on out. I am sure I will not be perfect, but I am sure going to try.

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