I have learned to be honest with myself; I don’t set goals I know I won’t accomplish. While reading the entire bible is a goal I’d love to accomplish ONE DAY… it is not what I’m focused on. Because technically, you could read the entire bible as you would a book. Sit down, read through, get some knowledge and maybe some entertainment… but not truly see what lies deeper that God is wanting to show you. The word of God is SO deep that I could read one scripture and study that one scripture for days and get tons out of it. (I am actually embarking on a study that helps you do that).
I tend to get distracted easily, and I find it hard to discipline myself to get off the couch or computer and read. So I set goals that push me, but are not impossible. I found what goals work for me. Reading a certain amount everyday just didn’t work, cuz some days I don’t have time to even breathe. Then some days I have plenty of time to dig into the word… some days I feel more pressed to really read a lot, other days a scripture or two will fill me up.
It’s really a matter of listening to your spirit and finding out what works best for you. I believe God would be more pleased that you sat down for 10 minutes and truly received impartation, than if you had sat down every day and read a set amount of scriptures and gotten nothing. It’s not really about the amount, it’s about the quality!
She’s right, God knows where each of us is at, and will see your efforts and honor that!