Thursday, December 27, 2012

Building in Disciplined Bible Reading and Prayer

Piper on reading the Scriptures:
If your longing is to be spontaneous in the way you commune with God, then build discipline into your Bible reading and prayer. . . .  
. . . plan a place and a time when you will read the Bible and think about it each day. There can always be more times during the day. There should be. But let there be one sacred time and place. Put it on your calendar. Treat it the same way you would an appointment with a partner or friend. If someone asks you to do something during that time, say, "I'm sorry, I already have an appointment then."
—John Piper, When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for Joy (Wheaton: Crossway, 2004), 116.

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