It's too easy to let events overtake and push to the side your time with the Lord.
We need to plan for it daily.
Find a time and place that your family, friends and work can all give you as God's time.
Of course, it is all God's time, but we set aside the first day of the week to actually go and worship Him. So should we set aside a few minutes of each day to DO NOTHING ELSE but pray, read His Word, and think upon Him.
Here's an article answering a few objections to reading the Bible with a plan.
How then shall we read?
With the variety and multitude of plans available (see below!), you need to decide a few things before you wade into plans:
- How much can I read? Plans take anywhere from 2 to 10 chapters a day. Taking 2 years is a good option for a beginner, which means less quantity. Do you want free days built in, maybe to catch up? Do you want to read more on weekends, or less?
- How do I want to read? Straight through? Chronologically? A bit in each kind of Bible literature?
If you have these two things clear as you check out plans, you'll quickly find the one that's right for you.
Here are some plans:
1 year and 2-year chronological (at the bottom of the webpage)
Ligonier has options.
The ESV site has a dozen options.
"Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it" - Revelation 1:3.
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path" - Psalm 119:105.
"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night" - Joshua 1:8.