As I was lamenting the hill that we were tackling somewhere around mile 9 of the race this past weekend, I looked over and read a sign that was being held high over the crowd. It read:
THE FIRST STEP IS ALWAYS THE HARDEST
So true. As with any goal, physical or spiritual, taking that first step is going to be the most challenging! Once we get the hang of things we generally fall into a rhythym.
I know, sometimes picking up your Bible can be the equivalent to starting to train for a marathon. We don’t know where to start, it seems to big, and we’ve been burned out in the process before. But that’s why I wanted to share a tip today that has helped countless people of all ages get started in their Bible reading goals. This is a retro post (originally posted in July of 2011), but the count on the viewership tells me that only my family and a few friends caught this one.
I hope you’ll check it out and share your own personal training tips in the comment section for other runners/readers!
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24, NIV