In Ways In The Wilderness I write a bit about my love-hate relationship with reading. Actually more about how I didn’t like to do so before and how now it’s part of my daily routine. I always loved learning, but now I also enjoy reading. I explained how my reading comprehension wasn’t the best. This was mostly in elementary and high school, but also when I started to read my bible. Even though I read in English, which I think is the language I have the best reading comprehension off, the parabels and poem-like written verses still left me a bit dizzy. I often had to read it again and again and sometimes it even left me a bit desperate.
Today I am here to encourage you. Don’t worry if you yet don’t understand the bible or the to others simplest verses. Continue to read and repeat. Come back to it, search and research about it. Also feel free to ask your brother or sister in Christ or even your pastor. It takes time and times to understand a general text you read. So, why would it be any different with our relationship with God.
The more time we spend with God, the more we get to know Him right? We also get to understand Him better. Understand His ways or in other words: recognize when it’s God lighting a path for you. The more wisdom and understanding we ask from God, the more we’ll get. The more often we come to God or the more time we spend with Him, the more we’ll get to know Him. The more we read, the more we understand.
Make it a daily habit, read every day maybe a chapter or two or three. In yesterday’s sermon Chad Veach says his routine is to read three chapters in the bible. One in the Old Testament, one Psalm and one chapter in the New Testament.
Don’t worry if you don’t understand Yet. There is nothing wrong with you and you aren’t doing anything wrong either. But don’t give up on your daily time with God. Your daily dates with Him and being in His presence. Ask God to give you understanding and insight of the Word you’re about to read and watch how He works. God always comes through.
Galatians 6:9 [HCSB] — “So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.”
Trust me, I’ve been there too. So don’t give up and read it again.