The new year did not start smoothly for me. Nothing tragic or earth-shattering happened: quite the opposite. My husband and I arrived home from an awesome family Christmas in Oklahoma. However, in the following days I had a horrible case of the blahs.
A coffee date with friends after the New Year finally pushed me out of the house. With the sun shining on my face and music blaring in the car, I ventured out for the first time in days. It felt good to just be doing something purposeful and getting out of the house led to a pretty-great afternoon. So why had I stayed cooped up for so long?
The cause of my New Year’s blahs was my daily Bible reading. In 2022, I missed very few reading days with the Lord. In December, I only took a short break but was having a difficult time starting back again in January. I was stuck.
While on my reading break, I awoke one night feeling like the Lord was whispering in my ear. (I think he whispered because it was the middle of the night and he didn’t want to wake my husband who was not having the same blah issues as I – smile.) Anyway, that night the Lord encouraged me to think about what parts of Scripture stir me, inspire me, convict me, and excite me. It was as if he was nudging me to craft my own Bible reading plan for 2023.
Thankfully, the coffee date gave me reason to just begin being active after days of loafing around the house. Now, two unexpected quiet days gave me opportunity to remember my midnight reflections. I followed through and wrote my own Bible reading plan for 2023 and on January 30, I will take one more step to beating the blahs and just begin with a brand new Bible reading plan.
Would you like to join me?
Maybe you’ve said, “This year, I want to read my Bible more regularly but don’t know where to start.” If so, I can assist you with an easy-to-follow guide.
All you need to do is click on the link below. If you stick with this plan, at the end of the year, you will have read 23 of 66 books in the Bible! You’ll be challenged, encouraged and inspired each day as you read God’s personal story to you.
At times, we all get stuck with the blahs. What worked for me was getting coffee with friends and spending a few quiet minutes without distractions.
What do you need to do to get unstuck? Whatever it is, let me suggest the first step is to just begin.