I’ve tried everything I know to get people to read the Bible regularly and with purpose.
Those who read my blogs regularly know of the many posts I have written pertaining to reading and following Scripture. One of my most popular blogs described starting your day with God. This is something I believe and practice. (You can view and read my most popular posts at the bottom of the page). I want to influence you to choose a Bible reading plan and stick with it.
What I haven’t done is tell you how and why it will change your life.
I’m currently reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, a popular psychology book that describes why we do what we do in life and business.
Amazingly, he affirms that people can change, a belief at the center of the Christian faith and at the heart of the Bible. Duhigg says that changing your behavior comes by understanding your cues (the things that make you do what you do) and by changing your routine.
This is not a Christian book but he affirms the power of faith. In fact, he says it is a necessity. As I am reading, I keep being reminded of Romans 12:1-2 that tells us transformation (change) occurs by the renewing of the mind. This is the power of habit.
Duhigg also describes the power of keystone habits. Keystone habits change everything. Remember the keystone is the stone that holds all of the others together.
Keystone habits may be small habits that provide changes in a number of areas.
For example, exercising regularly has provided other changes for me. Exercise is a keystone habit that has made me want to eat more healthy foods. I now eat more fruits and vegetables. I have quit drinking carbonated beverages. I’ve even cut back on coffee–amazing even to me!
Reading the Bible is a keystone habit–it affects many areas of life.
Reading the Bible puts you in touch with God. God, of course, leads you to what matters in life–family, relationships, how to treat others, and eternity.
In my daily Bible reading, I don’t read only for knowledge. I read to find what’s important to God. That’s why it is a keystone habit, and that’s why reading the Bible will change every other part of your life.
When I start my day with God, I feel peaceful and secure. I feel I am ready for whatever life will throw at me.
May God bless you as you get to know Him and receive His practical help for life.
Thank you for reading. You can receive each of my daily posts by subscribing at waylonbailey. com. It’s free and easy.