I love reading.
I used to read a lot in college. I loved the Duke library that had so many books and would order books for me if I wanted something that was not in its collection.
I fondly remember devouring many economy, finance, marketing, and self-help books.
I loved the smell of a new book. Its feeling. Ahh, so pristine. My reading only increased when I got into grad school.
I realized that I really didn’t know anything. Before PhD, I was confident that I knew so many things but then in grad school, I was humbled. I realized that I did not know about anything. So I started reading technical books.
I started reading up on history and culture because my life was inundated with research. It felt like I could only see certain things, research. I also did not like the fact that I broke down everything. A lot of the PhD training involves spotting flaws and breaking down arguments, so everything I read I had to break it down. So to prevent this tendency taking over my life, I read history books. Well, it is what has happened not so much to argue.
I loved to read on a eliptical machine because I could exercise and read. Also, it kept me working out longer.
However, I realized that my eyes were getting tired. Then I found audio books! What a blessing! I listened to audio books every where I went and it was awesome. I learned so much. Of course, I did not understand a lot of things. But I found enough nuggets to help my life and research.
These days, I don’t read as much. I want to read more but things have become so much busier. However, there is a book that I read every day, the bible.
Reading the bible is quite challenging, it took many years. However, with the help of the Holy Spirit, I am able to read every day and gain new wisdom and strength.
When my pastors and other brothers and sisters in Christ told me that the Word of God tasted like honey, I was like hmmm…I am pretty sure that it will taste like paper.
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
But now I know. It is sweeter than honey. It gives you energy and life. The promise of restoration keeps me going.
Plus, it is filled with wisdom. I recommend all to read one chapter of Proverbs every day. You will be wiser and make less mistakes. It has great financial advice to such as working hard and saving.
I am thankful that I can read the bible every day 😀
I also like to invite every one to share this joy and wisdom. So please do check out the bible and see what great plans Jesus has for you.
Happy reading 😀