What can you do in 20 minutes?
You can catch up on your emails…
Check the news on your favorite Internet news sites…
Take a nap…
Waste time channel surfing…
Regardless of how busy your life is, most–if not all–of us can find an extra 20 minutes in our day to do what’s important.
But you can also spend that extra 20 minutes feeding your soul.
Invest In Your Soul
This time last year, I decided to take on a personal challenge that has profoundly impacted my life. I decided to replace 20 minutes a day of mindless surfing on the web to invest in my soul. I wasn’t sure if I could do it, but as the year progressed, I began building momentum. This Fall has been the most spiritually vibrant season of my life.
I can’t guarantee that your experience will imitate mine, but I do know this: feeding your soul every day will profoundly impact your life.
I’m confident of that!
In fact, as the year has progressed, I’ve longed for a community of people to join me in these daily feedings–so we could share with each other how these feedings have impacted our lives.
Then the thought occurred to me: why not build a community of people who will read and feed together–and then give them a forum to share their experiences?
Food For Your Soul
So what is the source of this spiritual food?
It sounds almost too simple. Quite honestly, I’m a little embarrassed to admit it because by acknowledging it, you may want to place me in a category where I don’t belong.
Nevertheless, I’m so convinced it will change your life that I’ll go ahead and tell you.
The source of this spiritual food is the Holy Bible.
Most people feel overwhelmed when they open their Bible. Where do they start? How can they understand such an old book? Who can explain it? And where can they offer their thoughts?
Hopefully my new blog http://www.bibleconversation.com will answer those questions.
Here’s The Plan–And It Only Takes 20 Minutes!
Beginning January 1, 2010, I’m going to guide people on a spiritual journey in reading through the Bible in one year. To do that, you only need 20 minutes a day. Twenty minutes a day that will impact your life!
Here’s the format: Every morning when you wake up, you’ll be given a link to http://www.BibleGateway.com with your daily online Bible reading. If you’d like to use your own Bible, that’s fine, too. For this first year, I’d like to use the New International Version translation of the Bible, because it’s a fairly accurate translation that’s easy to understand.
Then, you’ll be supplied with a few notes that will help you understand that day’s reading.
Next, I’ll offer some thoughts about how God spoke to me through the reading.
And then you’ll be invited to interact with my thoughts–and hopefully offer some thoughts of your own.
If you like, you can subscribe to this online community through email. Just sign up through the sidebar of this blog.
The focus of this blog isn’t Bible information, it’s spiritual transformation. How is God speaking to you through the Bible? Reading for information makes minimal impact on a person’s soul. But taking a moment to listen, meditate, marinate in God’s word will forever change you. And everyone needs an outlet to share and listen to others.
It’s that simple!
A Word To Any Well-Intentioned Doubters And Skeptics
Please allow me to to add one additional thought: Perhaps you’ve never looked at a Bible, or even consider yourself a deeply spiritual person. That’s okay! We’re all pilgrims on a unique spiritual journey. I’m not going to try to make you change your beliefs so they resemble mine. However, this is an opportunity for you to join a safe community of people who will journey together on this voyage of discovery and life-change.
Will you join me?
Michael J. Klassen