Have you ever had something you know you’re supposed to do, but you can’t quite bring yourself to do it? Maybe it’s sticking to a new diet. Or going to bed at a reasonable time, so morning-you isn’t so angry with late-night you.
There are some things that we know we should do, but don’t do, that take on a kind of moral quality. We can feel a sense of shame. I feel it when I have to admit to my dentist that I haven’t been flossing as regularly as I should. (Some of us may have so much shame there that we’ve stopped going to cleanings altogether!) When we can’t find the energy or the motivation to do something we know we should, it can leave us defeated and dry.
I probably should hesitate to write this as a staff member, but so often for me this has been the story of reading my Bible. I know I should–I know it’s good for me! But it’s hard. Why is it so hard?
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about that question, for me personally and for the many people I meet with at Mosaic who express difficulty in their personal devotional life. So I wrote a class. A class for me as much as a class for you on how to enjoy reading your Bible. What could it look like to move from duty to delight as we pursue spiritual disciplines, the means of grace that God has given us for more of His good presence in our lives? That’s what we’ll explore on Monday, August 29 at 8 p.m.
If you want to reframe how you approach your time in the word, I would love to see you there. If you are looking for some practical tips on how to read your Bible, especially as it pertains to life at Mosaic, this class is for you.
God, in his abundant kindness and mercy, has given us His word so that we can daily experience His presence. He has called us into service in a new vocation in Christ, and part of the way He equips is through His word. Join us on 8/29 to learn how to enjoy reading your Bible. You can register here.