Lately, I have found my thoughts to be jumping from one thought to another at such a rapid pace that I do not seem to be keeping any thoughts at all! “Thought Jumping” seems to keep me from being able to stay focused on any sort of reading which is most frustrating!
Just when I was about to throw in the towel and declare that I am now illiterate, I came across an intervention that I am most excited about; reading through the New Testament over summer.
By committing to beginning in Matthew and reading through Revelation at a pace of 10 chapters per day, without rereading, or stopping to study further in depth, I should be able to complete the “Reading” of the New Testament over summer.
I am praying that the Holy Spirit will teach me to have a quiet and gentle spirit while seeking this time with the Lord. I am praying that I will be able to give up “Monkey Brain” (leaping, jumping, hopping and skipping in thoughts) to be able to stay focused on the goal.
I am excited to read God’s Word!
I know, I know…
Being of student of the Bible, my first thought regarding this intervention was, “Oh-no! This is not how to study my Bible!” But I believe the truth of Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
So, with that said, here goes day 1: Matthew Chapters 1-10!
God Bless Your Day Today!