April 9, 2005

Change - resources of change #2

Read the old stuff first:
~Change - resources of change #1
~Change - not by osmosis

Last year I was teaching a Bible class at a highschool. The class was composed of sophmores and juniors, and we were discussing the importance of being in the word on a daily basis. If you are ever going to hope to change, one of the main ingredients is to be in the word.

How can a young man keep his way pure?
by living according to your word.
I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.
I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
-Psalm 119:9-11


After spending some time talking about this great importance, one of my students approached me and said, "I really want to read my Bible everyday, and I always start with such excitement and energy, but no matter how hard I try, I always fail. I will read the Bible for about a week, and then it just fizzles out."

I think that alot of us have dealed with the exact same thing. We know what the right thing to do is, but when things get busy, Bible reading is usually the first thing to go.

Well, after talking to this student for awhile, and several others with the same problem, I came up with a plan. It isn't a permanent plan, but a plan to get started. A method to get yourself reading some of the Bible everyday. In that Bible class I told them to print off a passage of scripture, tape it up in their locker, and read a new verse every day. I know that it isn't much, but it is better than nothing. And hopefully it will help build a habit, a habit that will grow.

From that idea, I came up with an extension of that. I started a blog called, Let Me Not Wander. In this blog, I will simply post a new verse each day. I will try to keep my comments on that verse to a minimum, because I want this to be a place that students or others could go to on a daily basis and get a snippet of the word of God.

I was thinking that there are several students that I know that are never in the word, but they are on the internet every day. So why not create a resource for them?

Please visit this new blog, and add some commentary of your own.

Let Me Not Wander