I’ve been thinking lately about making a confession. Well, it’s not really a confession, seeing as technically, we don’t confess to others in our church, but I have been feeling lately that I need to start reading my scriptures more. Do you do this? Do you go through cycles where you do really good, and then for one reason or another, you trail off, and stop reading altogether? I do. And, I’m ashamed to admit, that I’m skipping reading my scriptures a lot more than I should these days.
The theme this year in primary is “I know the scriptures are true”. I do know that they are true. I gained a profound appreciation for studying them daily as a missionary. But, life seems to get in the way. I’m a Mom with 2, almost 3 kids, and I have to say that I don’t give much time to myself to read and study, much less ponder the scriptures. My time is right before bed, and as you can guess, sleep often outweighs pulling out the scriptures.
So, I want to make it a goal to start reading again daily and this is my way of being held accountable. If I say it out loud…or blog it, then I have to do it right? Each month, at the end of the month, I want to take some time to reflect on how my scripture reading has been going, how it has affected me spiritually, and how I can improve. Hopefully by throwing this out to the blogosphere, it will make it happen!
I used to know what it was like to “feast” on the scriptures, but it has been a long time since I’ve done that. I want that hunger again, and I want to learn and grow daily. Most of all, I want to feel the Spirit speaking to me through the scriptures again. I want to be more in tune with the Lord’s will and be better able to teach my children as a result. Will you help hold me accountable? I hope so. And, I hope you take this challenge with me if you feel like you need it too. See you in a month!