My guess is that many of you have already seen a plethora of Bible reading plans posted on various blogs, most of them encouraging you to get through the Bible in a year. Though I certainly commend this practice (I've done it myself), I've often wondered if we should approach the Bible differently. Instead of reading quickly through many verses at a time, maybe we should meditate on a few verses more deeply each day. If you're like me, you rarely take time to just slow down your mind and soak in the truths of God's Word in such a way that it goes down deeper into your heart. That's why I was excited to get a copy of this Daily Bible Meditation Guide written by my good friend, Dr. Eric Johnson. Here's a blurb from the introduction:
Down through the ages, Christians have taught that we need to drink deeply from the fountain of God’s word and we need to savor its truths if they are to satisfy our deepest longings for greater intimacy with God and if we are to experience a greater healing of our souls from his hand. The purpose of this Bible reading schedule (shortened considerably from schedules that get through the Bible in one year) is actually to limit the amount of Bible we read daily. Reading quickly through many verses may not be as profitable as savoring deeply a few verses. So the aim of this schedule is not to read less, but to meditate more.
I encourage you to download this Daily Bible Meditation Guide . You will also benefit from Dr. Johnson's thoughts on the "what" and "how-to's" of meditation.