Many Christians have wonderful daily quiet times year after year and never lose their enthusiasm. Most will tell you the secret to their success is making sure their time with God does not become monotonous. Keep your quiet time fresh and enjoyable by changing things up once in a while. So just for a change, start your quiet time with prayer this morning. Pray that God will bless your Bible study and teach you what you need to know.
There is so much to learn from each of these daily readings. The knowledge can seem a bit overwhelming, but you do not have to learn it all at once. Think about learning only one thing each day. If you only learn one thing every day you will learn many important life skills by day Fifty-two. Sometimes we put too much pressure on ourselves. Relax. Enjoy your Bible study. Enjoy spending time with your heavenly Father who created you and loves you very much. Today your reading is Mark 6-9.
In chapter seven Jesus explains how sin begins in our hearts making us unclean. Look again at the list of sins in Mark 7:21-22: "evil thoughts, acts of sexual immorality, thefts, murders, acts of adultery, deeds of greed…" Are you harboring any of these sins in your heart right now? Before you were baptized you repented of your iniquities, but they will creep back into your life if you are not careful. Be open about any attitudes you have that are un-Christlike with your Christian partner. Confess your sin and ask your partner if you can pray together about it.