Let me tell
you a secret. I don’t read my Bible every
day. Maybe I should feel guilty,
especially since I’m the president of Scripture Union, a ministry whose mission
is to help people of all ages meet God daily in the Bible and prayer. But I don’t, and here’s why.
morning, Sunday through Friday, I start my day in God’s Word and prayer. But on
Saturday morning I don’t read my Bible.
Instead, I get a cup of coffee and read the newspaper, every
section, including all the Sunday advertising inserts, which always come a day
skip Bible reading on Saturday? Because
I don’t want to let it become a legalistic habit motivated by guilt. I take a day off to remind myself that a
meaningful quiet time is not about punching in every day at the devotional
clock. It’s about developing a relationship
feel guilty about your devotional life? I think a lot of Christians do. That’s why I’ve written a new booklet, Confessions of a Guilty Bible Reader. It’s my attempt to honestly share some of the
struggles and breakthroughs I’ve had as a lifelong Bible reader.
for a closer, guilt-free walk with God, then I invite you to check it out. It has lots of stories and practical ideas to help you transform the basic discipline of
Bible reading and prayer into an enjoyable daily encounter with God. (Click here to order Confessions of a Guilty Bible Reader.)