WE ARE TRYING TO CREATE SPACE FOR THE ENTRANCE OF THE WORD.
Sometimes it feels we are living in a constant state of noise and distraction -- our world, the news cycle, social media, entertainment, technology, politics, churches, school, friends, and busy-ness of home life.
IT'S LIKE TRYING TO LIGHT A FIRE IN A WHIRLWIND.
We need to create space of stillness so that we can meditate on the Word.
During combat, there are times when you need to create a perimeter to give your group breathing space.
We are similarly in a war where the enemy of our souls is hard at work to disable or weaken every believer, to weaken the entire efforts of the kingdom.
WE'RE CREATING A PERIMETER.
Why one hour per chapter? To force us to slow down and learn to meditate.
Either you can quickly get to the end of the chapter and stare at the blank page, or you can read slower, and re-read, meditate, and contemplate, chew, digest, and glean. This takes time. The Bible is not fast food.
READ WITH ME.
You're not meant to be reading what's on the screen. Think of us sitting together in what used to be called a "Reading Room." I'll read my Bible. You read your Bible. We just happen to be reading the same chapter at the same time. If it helps you to stay focused — great! I'll be doing this LIVE each night at around 10:30pm EST on SermonAudio, YouTube, Facebook. Read with me!
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Steven Lee is the founder of SermonAudio, a website started with a desire to give faithful churches a larger voice on the Internet. Today, SermonAudio is the largest and most trusted library with millions of free audio and video sermons from conservative churches and ministries...