I’ve recently been busier than normal. This has meant that I’ve got a bit lax in my Bible reading routine. I’ve still been doing the reading part, but I’ve been cheating on the taking note taking and praying part. It didn’t take long before I was finding the reading part hard work too.

Falls of DochartThis reminded me that we are not reading the Bible in a year as an academic exercise – it’s a discipleship exercise. It’s there to help us get to know Father, Son and Holy Spirit better.

Over the last few days I’ve been trying to get back into reading and praying – the routine I described previously.

The reading has become easier as the praying has become more significant.

I’ve really been drawn to the simply stated wisdom of the Proverbs which were, for me, today:

Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.

Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!

Proverbs 15:22 & 23

(No, there isn’t anything really significant about day 140 other than it’s today. If you are getting particularly wrapped up in statistics, today also represents 38.4% of the Bible read.)