A friend and I were out to dinner the other night, talking about all the bazillion things we were thinking about and what was happening in our lives. You know, just catching up. We then got on the subject of what different perspectives we have on things, and the importance of reading the Bible to gain a clear perspective. Sometimes it can be a challenge.
She shared about her daily Bible reading, and how she had just finished reading through the Bible. She wanted to get back into the routine, but it has been difficult. We talked about how reading through the Bible can become old when we don’t try reading it in different ways.
I realized that for years I had read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation in my NIV version. Then one year, I got a ONE YEAR BIBLE in the NLT version and began to read that! It gave my brain a whole NEW perspective! Reading the OT, NT, Psalms and Proverbs every day was a whole new way to see God and His love for me! So, I did that for a couple of years and realized I was ready for another change up.
This year I have been reading the Chronological Bible in the NLT version again. There were moments that I thought I would go out of my mind reading through just the OT! However, pressing through that UGH stage and seeing things in chronological order blew me away! Helped solidify in my brain a whole new perspective. Changing things up really makes a difference!
Change and trying to see things from a different perspective can be scary. Yet, when I dive in there and do it…It has proven time and again that GREAT things happen inside me, that may not have happened before. My brain changes, my heart changes and my actions start aligning more with Gods. So, perspective…always good to switch things up and see a whole new point of view!