In life it is sometimes easy to lose focus, to lose your inspiration, to get discouraged! Let me tell you what helps me to stay focused, what helps me to stay on track. Let me tell you what inspires me!
Every morning, I wake early and spend time with my Creator. I spend time with the One who saw me in my mother’s womb. I spend time with the One who spoke the universe into existence. For me, there is no better way to start the day.
I look forward to getting up in the morning and reading the ancient words that are life to over 2 billion Christians around the world. I love reading the lyrics of the great song writers of the Bible. I love reading the words and proverbs of the wisest man who ever lived. I love reading the stories of men and woman of faith who have gone through struggles and failures, but who have still listened to the still small voice that keeps their hearts on course to God.
Reading God’s Word every day keeps me inspired. When I read the ‘words in red’ and get to know God’s gift sent down to earth. I am inspired! Do you want to know what God is like? Get to know Jesus!
Years ago, when I was beginning my journey to knowing Jesus, I read through the Gospels – Matthew to John – five times in a month. For the last thirty-four years I have read through the entire Bible every year. God’s word is life. God’s word is truth. Human ‘truth’ changes with the constant shifting of our culture, but real truth is unchanging.
Words like “Love your neighbour as yourself’”, “Do to others as you would like them to do to you“, “Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength” or “Go into all the world and preach the gospel“… Those words give me inspiration. Those words keep me on track. Those words are ‘truth’.
Do you want to stay inspired? My suggestion is to take your Bible off the shelf or use an online reading plan and read the Bible. It will inspire you, it will recharge your battery! It has changed my life. It can change yours!
Here is a link to the online New Living Testament Bible reading plan that I follow… Bibleplan.org. It gives you Old Testament and New Testament readings every day and goes through the Bible chronologically in a year. You can add your email at the bottom of the page and the readings will be emailed to you daily. It takes about 15 minutes a day to do. I also add reading one Proverb and one Psalm per day. Try it, you’ll love it!
Question: What keeps you inspired? Have you ever tried reading the Bible on a daily basis? If reading the whole Bible seems daunting, start with a smaller segment, the Book of John.
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