It’s August. And if you’re like me, this means your New Year’s Resolutions are all but forgotten. Maybe one of your resolutions this year was to read the Bible every day. Maybe you’ve stuck to the plan (you need a trophy!) or maybe you didn’t and you’re a little behind your goal. Or a lot behind.
It’s OK! We understand. And guess what? Even in August, there is still time to start reading your Bible every day.
Here are seven tips to help you stick with your daily Bible reading:
- Get a translation of the Bible that is new to you. Sometimes it can open your eyes to a truth in a different way when you read it in words you haven’t before.
- Get a group of friends to read with you. Everything in life is easier in community. Text one another reminders in the morning. Get together to discuss what you’re reading. Start a Facebook group where you can log your reading each day.
- Write in your Bible. When we highlight, take notes, and asterisk our Bible, we make reading more active and we’re more likely to go back to read more the next day.
- Draw in your Bible. These Bibles are perfect for making reading the Bible an interactive and worshipful experience.
- Keep a journal of what you’re reading. Anyone else motivated by checklists? Make a list of all the books you want to read and mark them off! Write down what God is showing you in His Word.
- Remind yourself. Set an alarm, put up a sticky note, jot it on your calendar. Make reading the Bible part of your schedule and it will be easier to continue the habit.
- Get DevoHub.
DevoHub is a smartphone app that anyone in your church can download to his or her mobile device. This app, along with your subscription, allows you to provide trustworthy daily devotional content to your church members, guests, or even outreach contacts to encourage them to be built up each day through the reading of the Word. Several of Lifeway’s devotionals are available through DevoHub, including Journey and Stand Firm as well as the new devotional which is exclusive to DevoHub: Renew Daily.
The simple daily readings are served up automatically. So it’s easy for you to start (even now, in August). And anytime you have a spare moment and your phone, you can easily connect to Scripture. Each devotional reading for the day includes Scripture along with an explanation on meaning and opportunities for application so you can understand what you are reading and be encouraged and challenged to grow.
After beta-testing DevoHub with a group of churches, we are now opening up the service to all churches, and we’d love to have you setup a free 2-week trial for your church by visiting DevoHub.com.
Daily Bible reading can be a challenge, but we hope DevoHub helps. Let us know in the comments if you have another tip for sticking with your daily Bible reading!