#9: Pray for the Passion!

Perhaps you know someone in your family or church who has maintained the habit of daily Bible reading consistently for many years. They never seem to get tired of it. They look forward to it day after day, year after year. How do they do it? What’s their secret?

Certainly, anything we do repeatedly can become dull and routine. Reading a Bible passage and reflecting on it each day can lose some of its excitement over time. But the secret of success in maintaining your daily Bible reading time isn’t just the excitement of gaining more Bible knowledge.  It’s not even the satisfaction of developing a valuable spiritual discipline. Rather, it’s having a quiet passion for meeting God every day. And that’s why we’re so eager to help folks like you develop that same passion.

God’s word is a very special gift. Meeting God every day in his Word and prayer is a very special privilege. If you feel your commitment to that daily meeting ebbing, don’t give up. Don’t let that defeat you.  Just pray for the passion—the passion to keep on meeting with the living God every day for the rest of your life.