Basics in your Christian Journey – Part 1

Basics in your Christian Journey – Part 1

Most of us want shortcuts in life. So are there shortcuts to your relationship with Jesus? Well God’s plan is that he wants you to get closer to him. So in fact there are three simple basics that you need to get right. If you can master these three things, building them into your routine and life, you will enjoy Jesus like never before.

Over the next three weeks I am going to deal with the three basics. In this post I am going to deal with number 1. This should be your first priority:

1. Read your Bible every day

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Research has shown this to be the single most significant factor in becoming a wholehearted disciple. Daily is the key, just like dental hygiene!

We are not all starting at the same place so I am highlighting 3 levels for you to chose from to help. It is better to commit to what you will be able to sustain, and build on that in the future, than to set out with a great fanfare and give up after a week. So here are the levels:

Daily bible reading helps:

level 1: read a chapter of proverbs every day. There are 31 chapters so its easy to just match to the date.

level 2: choose a short term reading plan – there are many 7 day plans to choose from (download youversion app on Android or Apple)

level 3: read the Bible in One Year, passages with short commentary – my current favourite (download the BiOY app on Android or Apple)

Every new habit starts with a decision, and then a practical step. So make that decision now, deciding when you will do the reading in your day, and then download the app.

I really want to encourage you, so why not drop me a line to let me know of your decision. I will pray for you.

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