We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. -John Dryden
Energy: Maybe you need to go for a quick wake up walk first? Or do a few stretches or exercises?
Preparation: Do you have a little spot to do your reading in? A comfy chair with everything you need right there? A cup of tea or coffee? A warm blanket? (no falling asleep though).
Comfort: Do you have a Bible that makes reading easy? Do you find the version you are reading easy to understand? Is the print big enough? Is the Bible easy to hold? Can you make notes in it?
Sitting still: Listen to an audio version of the Bible while you are exercising or keeping your hands busy. Break a reading up into smaller parts so you only need to spend a short time sitting still. Challenge yourself to sit still and read for 15 minutes at a time – put a timer on or some music.
Organization: Buy a basket or bag in which you put everything you may need for you Bible study time – your Bible, a copy of your reading plan, a notebook and pen and keep it in one place. Have a specific time (set an alarm) when you just drop everything else and read.
Quest 5: Look up Deuteronomy 11:18,19. What does the Hebrew word for “heart” mean? Make a list of all of its possible meanings. How does one “lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul”? Make a list of ways you can do this.
Quest 6: Write out – type and print – paint – draw – or in whatever creative means you wish, the words of Deuteronomy 11:18-21, and put them up somewhere in your house where you can be reminded of them. As we go through this study, do the same thing with other helpful verses you find until you have a section of Scripture in every room of your house.