This morning I was using Examen.me for my quiet time and the first thing you do is write out your prayer to God before you see the scriptures you are reading. This is part of my prayer I wrote:
Thank you for the good and the bad in my life. I trust you. I know you know what your doing.
When I hit submit and went to the next page, this is the first verse that appeared.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
–Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)
I’ve heard Perry say many times if you want to know God’s will for your life you need to be reading the Bible. I want to confess that I have wasted so many years thinking activity with/for God was so important, but He wants intimacy not activity. Whatever your doing for God make sure you are spending time with Him first and foremost. (I’m preaching to myself here)
Also just as some encouragement, I have never been a reader. Never enjoyed reading anything. I’ve always known and believed it is necessary and agree that “leaders are readers” but never disciplined myself to be one. But as I have fought through the awkwardness of sitting down and thinking of 1,000 other things while trying to read, it has slowly gotten better. God can change you into a reader.