Why is it such a common human trait, this "no hurry, no hurry, no hurry, oops! hurry, hurry, hurry" pattern where we create urgency where none really exists, or where it would not exist if we had a more consistent approach?
This gets me into trouble in my spiritual life too. I am one of those poor souls who has never read the Bible all the way through. When I was young I got dragged down by the "begats," all that who's whose daddy stuff that seemed dryer than sawdust to me. As I have gotten older I have found much to be of interest in the Old Testament, but it is so interesting and the study resources in the digital age are SO much fun I generally run down a rabbit hole after a particularly interesting idea or newly noticed bit of information. I'm trying again.
But, while I do endorse Bible classes and study guides and planned reading approaches, the thing I find most amazing about the Bible is its capacity to feed me whenever I reach for it. I may be seeking a verse I remember learning before and now I want to see if my understanding is consistent with the context and with other Scripture or I may be checking out various translations of a beloved verse to add to a note to a friend, or I may just be waiting in an airport with time on my hands and think I'd like to read a bit of Hebrews, which has been particularly helpful to me lately.
No matter when I turn my face to God, in whatever manner, I find God's love consistent and ever present. When I speak God's name, when I ask God's help, when I seek the council of mature Christians, when I long for God's comfort, my deepest longings are understood, my truest needs are always met. It is often not according to my expected time or in the way I assume. It often includes some change on my part as God works on me to become more wholly God's child. But God's presence is consistent, powerful and sufficient at all times an in all places.
Today make time for God, time to speak with God, time to study God, time to offer service to God's other children, time to receive a new level of healing, a new joy, a new hope...hurry, hurry, hurry to Him.