Day 27 — Romans 9:33-Philippians 3:21
I’ve found three things to be indispensable as I’ve attempted to read the Bible for two hours each morning: bright light, a hard chair, and a business card.
Soft lighting just won’t cut it at 5:30 am. I’d be nodding off in no time. So the bright light of the dining room helps me stay awake, and focus on my reading. Since I’m moving along at a brisk pace, legibility is critical. And I’m sure adequate lighting helps reduce the eye strain that might accompany reading a high volume of pages.
The hard chair also helps me stay awake. A comfy easy chair would be deadly for pre-dawn reading.
Why on earth would a business card come in handy? Having something to underline the passage I’m reading helps me focus on the passage, and enables me to move more quickly through the material. I believe that some people use a finger to help their eye focus. Whatever work, right?