"Make it your intention to go deeper with less portions of the Bible, than shallow with a wide section of Scripture."
My jaw literally dropped when I read this guidance from a man who I considered one of my most profound mentors (he passed away some years ago. Never met him in real life, but read so many of his books and teachings).
What? I reread the sentence again. A little bit of scripture over several days, weeks. I guess this guy isn't a proponent of 'read through the Bible in a year.' I sighed. That's kind of a relief.
I decided to take this idea with some action and begin to think about and recite shorter areas of Scripture.
I'd memorized Psalm 23 as a kid, but in the summer of 2020, when the whole world was on lockdown and we all wondered if life would ever reach some semblance of normalcy, this psalm seemed to reach out to me.
Soon, I was painting out floral scenes as I thought on, prayed, and memorized various verses.
There was something about doing something creative with my hands as I thought and prayed that helped reinforce the words, the prayers.