AUGUST 29: WHERE TO BEGIN

WHERE TO BEGIN

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Where to begin when you don't know where to begin.
Alaxis has a strong aversion to reading and struggles with "long term" Bible reading plans.
She's "started and stopped" too many times to count and has grown disillusioned and disappointed with herself and with God in the process.
She knows she's missing out in her relationship with Christ and so she asks for a little advice in gaining momentum again.
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Hmmm ...
We're each wired so differently.
In order to accommodate readers like Alaxis, it's perhaps wise to "break down" reading portions into twelve bite sized goals and take one month at a time versus an overwhelming one-year gulp, which is what most Bible reading plans encourage.
The book of John is generally referenced as the best place to begin and noted for its understandability and ease of movement.
 We'll begin with this "twenty-one" chapter book and read one chapter daily and pair it with a single chapter in Psalm.
This basic approach to Bible reading will lend itself to completion in three weeks while fostering substantial steps of communion in a relationship with God.
*We'll also get in the habit of recording one verse a day from each of these books into a notebook.
The act of reading and meditation combined assist one's walk with Christ wonderfully and encourages progressive movement into the next "chapter" of days.
When you have completed the twenty-one days, ask God to lead you into the next chapter of days and just keep moving with Him, dear Reader.
You'll be beautifully and wonderfully blessed.
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Be encouraged, dear Reader, and thank God for reading hunger;
It's a palpable and tangible way to hear the pulse of Christ and His Spirit at work within.
To new beginnings, new steps, and new chapters ...
We give God praise.
Let's begin together ...
"In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God."
John 1:1
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, not sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he meditate day and night."
Psalm 1:1-2
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