I really like journaling on Sundays. On this day of rest, I enjoy taking time to reflect and think about [non-fitness] things.
I'd like to start doing Sunday Journals on Sweat Stretch Eat. Basically, I'll just focus on one non-fitness topic, and share my thoughts. Most likely, a lot of the time it will be Christian topics or relationship topics -- which really do both have an effect on your overall well-being.
Alright, so let's just get to it.
Today, I want to talk to you about reading scripture. Disclaimer: my intention is not to make you feel like junk for anything you have done or have failed to do in the past. Rather, I want to motivate and inspire you to move forward in the right direction.
It seems like so many of us (myself so often included) claim to not have time to spend time in the Bible every day. It's like... once our schedules start to get busy, that's the first thing that get's omitted.
But we aren't completely devoid of time.
Let me open up to you a little bit about me. I keep myself really busy, and I often let my time spent in the Word fall through the cracks. But the idea that I don't have time to read the Bible is complete falsehood. I could read on the subway. I could read when I wake up or before I go to sleep instead of checking social media. I could read during my lunch break at work. I could wake up 30 minutes earlier.
Clearly, on those days that I don't read, I simply didn't prioritize my time spent in prayer and meditation on scripture the way that I should have. When I was in college, one of my mentors told me this:
"I don't know a single person who reads the Bible every day who doesn't have a deep relationship with God, and I don't know anyone who has a deep relationship with God who doesn't read the Bible every day."
Talk about convicting! Again, my intention is not to make myself or you feel bad. I want all of us to make time for what matters and cut out the "fat" in our schedules.
I just found a new app that makes daily Bible reading crazy easy. It's called She Reads Truth. You basically just pick a plan, and it provides you with material to read each day. And for all of you who love checklists like I do, you can mark you readings as "read" once you complete them and they show up as completed and crossed out. Very gratifying.
I'm following their Bible in a Year plan! And I still need to do today's reading haha... As soon as I post this, I'm going to go read from Psalms!
You can also download beautiful wallpapers and lock screens for your phone.
How do you make sure that you prioritize time in the Word?
What are some areas of "fat" in your schedule that you could cut out when you get busy?