Do you read the Bible at the start of your day? Some other time during the day?
As I move farther into being a senior citizen and march into becoming elderly, I've learned some lessons about doing this. I've gone through a progression of experience in my prayer life and reading the Bible.
The number one item on my "kinda, sorta bucket list" is building a strong relationship with God. In the past, I've made lip service to this more or less. As I see the sands of life move through the hour glass pretty fast, I know that I have to use my time wisely and on items that are important to me. I know that it all starts and ends with God. This is one item I need to get right.
My practice for the past year or so is to start my day with my MacBookAir in my lap and a visit to the Radio Bible Class website. I view this site as one big collection of jumper cables to connect the reader to God and everyday life. This is a treasure trove. It's a start point for me.
The second part to my time with God today centered on the genealogy of Jesus as given in the Bible. I actually listened to a segment of RBC's Discover The Word which is a daily and short discussion of some chunk of God's Word. There was five women mentioned in his line of ancestors, both Jews and Gentiles and one is a prostitute. What does that mean?
It means that son of God comes from a line of people that is inclusive of all ethnic groups, male and female, single and married, rich and poor. There's hope for everybody.
There's a lot to digest here. I am not filled with profound and scholarly Biblical insights. I know that I have to take my eyes off myself and put them on God and that my Savior who gives me hope came to this earth for everybody.