I wish to improve my daily devotional life and feel a need to reflect more deeply on a daily study of scripture. Previously, I have done biblical analysis in my last two series on formal and mediating bible translations. This utilized the intellectual side of my mind; however, at this point, spiritual growth via meditations on scripture has been a personal priority of mine. Inevitably, this will be reflected in future posts on the New Epistles blog. Naturally, I will be doing less blogging during the summer months, which are generally slower months for blogging anyway. However, I will try to start blogging more on some of my devotional meditations on scripture.
I will try to begin using a daily lectionary in order to help me establish and regulate a discipline of daily scripture reading. This will also supplement scripture reading with daily devotions from the Upper Room. It seems to me that a little structure in my daily devotional life might be necessary. Chaos and unexpected events can too easily, and too often, pull me away from maintaining regular spiritual meditations each day.
I am still undecided on which lectionary to use. There are two. I might use traditional 2-year daily readings taken from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP). Apparently, there is also a new daily lectionary based on the 3-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) called the Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings (overview). This was established by the Consultation on Common Text (CCT) in 2005. The Canadian Bible Society also puts out a daily reading plan (non-lectionary) and it leads one through the entire bible in a year. However, this might be a bit too heavy for me given my busy schedule these days.
Does anyone have any recommendations for daily lectionary reading?