Some folks have their regular glasses and their reading glasses. I have my regular Bible (actually 2) and my reading Bible. My reading Bible is very special to me, because its the Bible that helps me to read all the Bible, and to read every day. Its called the One Year Bible, and it gives me daily reading from the OT, NT, Psalms and Proverbs. There is no devotional, no commentary, just the Word.
I find this format to be extremely helpful to get a great cross-section of the Word for my daily needs. Also, the calendar format encourages me not to miss a day.
Now, reading your Bible everyday faithfully does not necessarily guarantee spirituality. That being said, you cannot be spiritual if you are not daily renewing your mind with Scripture. I must daily check my mind-set with the mind-set of God. If needs be, I must readjust my thinking. If I am not continually in the Word, satan can lie to me, and I will not know the difference. I must daily, systematically fill my mind with the Truth.
There are days that my reading is fulfilling and exciting. There are some days when I am just going through the motions, I must confess. Still, the habit of reading is there, and God can use it!
What helps you to read and study God's Word daily?
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