Where Can I Find 15 Minutes Per Day?

The average American reads over 200 words per minute.  At that rate it would take 12 minutes a day to read through the Bible in one year.  Our “Daily Bible Review” readings are actually shorter because where there are parallel accounts (such as the in the 4 gospels or in the Old Testament in the Kings and Chronicles) the reading is reduced to just one account (eliminating duplicate material).  So really, on average, we are probably asking for a commitment of about 10 minutes per day to do the readings.

On the other hand – we are very, very, busy people!   Before saying “there aren’t enough hours in the day” we should remember that it was God who designed the 24 hour day (as we will read January 1)!  Ultimately it will come down to our priorities and motivation. David, a man after God’s own heart, wrote “Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day” (Psalm 119:97).

Today’s question: How do you plan to stick with your daily readings?  Keep in mind that your ideas may be helpful to others.


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12 Responses to Where Can I Find 15 Minutes Per Day?

  1. Mary K

    Set aside a specific time to do this. For me, it is 5:00 pm.

  2. Janie

    Think I’ll try with breakfast, instead of tv.

  3. Wendy P

    I’m going to try to read 1st thing in the morning

  4. Jimmy

    Many Bible phone apps have a feature that lets you play the text like a music file – so you could enter the chapters and play them where ever you happen to be driving. YOU VERSION is an app for the iphone that does this.

    • I use YOU VERSION a lot it’s great!

      • Norma Seber

        I’m planning to do my reading first thing in the morning. Good way to start my day.

      • Mary K

        I really like YOU VERSION, too. I’ve not used the audio version, except once in class when I turned it on by mistake. However, I am looking forward to using the book this year for the daily reading, as everything is in one place, and it won’t be necessary to navigate between books each day. Is anyone else reading in the afternoon?

  5. Joy Lewis

    A good rule of thumb is: Start your day in God’s Word, end your day in prayer. This is a minimum, as you need more time in God’s Word and in prayer.

  6. Andrew Benson

    I’m very excited to start this study. I plan on doing the readings first thing when I wake up.

  7. Millie

    Really excited to began this open group study. I find that very very early morning with God makes a greater impact for me and how I approach things that occur throughout the day.

  8. tonya

    It will be the first thing I Do in the morning.

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