So last month, I changed my devotion plan. For years, I’ve been reading through the Bible in a year, and I was ready for a change, and I thought I’d switch into a different mode. My new plan was to read one verse a day and meditate on it, pray about it, and journal on it.
I scrapped it today.
The single-verse meditation plan is said to actually have been invented by Martin Luther, and even though he reformed an entire church using it, I failed to even reform a month of my life.
I picked up my one year bible and felt like I was home. The readings were from Malachi and Isaiah (not exactly top ten material), but they were like water to a parched soul.
Maybe I’m just not a meditational or deep guy — I don’t know. All I know is that when I engage God’s Word in real quantity, it speaks to me. I guess I needed more than a verse.
My point in all this (if I have one) is this: do you know what devotional plan works best for you? Have you got a plan? I guess I found out that even though the one-verse thing worked for Luther and many others, it doesn’t really work for me, at least not now. I need quantity of verse and quantity of time…it helps me connect. God’s Word honestly rocks my world. It was so good to read more of it today, especially stuff I have no intention of preaching on at any point in the future.
Nice to connect again God, I missed You. Despite trying to connect with You.
How’s your fill of God lately? And do you know what kind of time with God helps you connect the best?