Distracted, obligatory, ordinary — I doubt any such words came across Moses’s mind as he ascended the mountain. But some three thousand years later, we rarely marvel that God permits imperfect humans into his presence. How did the shocking become so ordinary to us? Is it even possible for our experiences with God to be that fascinating?
Most Christians are aware of the importance of personal reading of God’s word. But just how should our daily Bible reading be done? Are there any guidelines for making the best used of our time and gaining the most from our reading of God’s word? Here, then, are five guidelines that have helped me much over many years of reading Scripture.
Chances are you are among the massive majority of Christians who rarely or never fast. It’s not because we haven’t read our Bibles or sat under faithful preaching or heard about the power of fasting, or even that we don’t genuinely want to do it. We just never actually get around to putting down the fork.
We’ve all been there. Maybe even today is one of those days for you. The crazy day. At least spiritually speaking. Whatever the circumstances that throw a wrench into your routine, your crazy mornings raise the question, "How should you think about, and engage in Bible meditation and prayer when God’s good, yet often inconvenient, sovereignty has you reeling without your routine?