Yesterday was busy, and I mean BIZ-SAY. Church stuff, home stuff, personal stuff, and prepping for Wednesday night Bible study: Yowsers!
I got a lot done, but do you know what I didn’t do? Read the passages for the Bible reading plan for Wednesday. Oh no, crazy day. Let me tell you what else I didn’t do.
- I didn’t freak out.
- I didn’t quit.
- I didn’t wail that I’m a terrible sinner that never should have even tried to do something right because I knew I would fail and how could God even love me anyway?
Instead, I decided to focus on my options:
- Read Wednesday’s passages today and just be a day behind until Saturday’s meditation/catch-up day.
- Read yesterday and today and just be caught up.
- Read yesterday and some of today, then read the rest of today with tomorrow’s readings.
At one time or another, I’ve done all of these things as I’ve read through the Bible over the years. To steal a phrase from one of my favorite theologians, the Reading Plan was made for man, not man for the reading plan.
The important thing is to be in the Word, and getting to know God better everyday. If you get a little behind, remember that God is actually a person who actually loves you. Some days I spend more or less time with my wife. Some days I play more or less with my sons. Some days I talk more or less with my dear friends. Some days I spend more or less time with my Father in Heaven. We dare not neglect any of these relationships, but we recognize that the most important thing is the consistency and not the daily minute count.
Love the Lord your God and do not lose your heart when you lose the time. Just pick back up and keep reading.