31 Day Challenge

When I was a “young” Christian, a good friend issued a 31 day challenge.  He challenged me to read the Bible and prayer, a quiet time with God, for 31 straight days.  He said that if I did, it would become a daily habit (i.e. brushing teeth).  I took the challenge, and it has become a part of my daily life for the last 25 years.

I would like to issue the same challenge to you.  The month of July has 31 days.  Let’s do it together.  I’ve attached a simple daily plan.

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  1. Jonathan, Thank you for the Daily Bible Readings and the 31 Day Challenge! I stumbled across the following that I thought would be appropriate to go along with this subject:

    Seekers of God
    TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1, by Os Hillman

    “God looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.” Psalm 53:2

    Are you a man or woman who is a seeker of God? The Lord delights in seeing those children of His who truly understand the meaning of life and why there is only one thing worth seeking God Himself.

    I can always tell when I have not been seeking God. The cares of this life, the urgent over the important, and the petty irritations-these are the symptoms of a life that has not been in the presence of God. Do we understand, really understand? That is the question God raises to each of us today. If we understand, then why do we spend day after day toiling and fretting over what doesn’t matter? Can we set proper boundaries in our lives that don’t allow our time with Him to be continually stolen away? It is a challenge in a world that screams “activity, activity!”

    Do you have a consistent time of seeking Him in your life? Are you committed to developing that intimacy with your Lord that He so desires? If not, ask Him today to help you. This is the longing of His heart. Ask Him to make it the longing of your heart. Then you will demonstrate to Him that you understand, and you will be a seeker of God.

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