So today is August 10, and I am officially on April 25 in the one-year Bible. Obviously I must have meant dog years when I made this goal.
A few decades ago I would have given up about now: Had a plan. Plan failed. Failed God. Why keep going.
That was how I used to see it. I would attack my time with God like a DIY project where I would have the great idea, buy all the supplies, get a feeble start on the project, and then sell all the untouched supplies in next year’s garage sale.
Then one day I realized God loves me and just wants to be with me.
I don’t really care about the three-month lag in my big plan. The important thing is that I had a plan to walk all the way through God’s word –with Him, and I’ve been doing that every day, just more snail pace than I had intended.
In Revelation 3:20, God says to His people, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and he with me.
It’s the with Him part that is the success, not the page count. So I keep going.
How are you coming along with your big plan to spend time with God? (It’s okay if it’s not perfectly executed. It only matters that it happens day after day.)