So it’s been a REALLY blessed week for me, after completing my first reading of the New Testament I started mowing through the rest of the Torah that I haven’t read. I’ve been spending hours and hours more time studying than I usually get to, and I’ve been comprehending blessedly well.
But along the journey from Leviticus 6 to Deuteronomy 8, I started to bogggg downnnn in Deuteronomy 9 and onward. It’s not abnormal that I would slow down in reading, but I started feeling oddly bothered and distracted. I started to realize that I was “focusing” my eyes while reading. And today I “relaxed” my eyes for the first time, not even realizing I’d been straining them until then. Not good! Blurry letters, right in my lap. Easy to focus them into sharp clarity again, but I shouldn’t HAVE to focus my eyes, they should be relaxed and reading.
After loading the text up online, and setting the computer to a nice, big, bold font, I was charging forward again at a great pace. It definitely shouldn’t be easier to read on a monitor with a flashing refresh rate than on a printed Bible! I actually hate reading on a monitor compared to reading books.
Now I know why I’ve been having slight headaches after all the reading lately. Bleh. Distant objects have great clarity, and if I hold my Bible far enough away I can read it with my eyes relaxed and have clarity. Self-diagnosis: far sighted!
So, praise the LORD for showing me this gently and early, my vision definitely isn’t super bad yet, it took me days to even notice this. Put me in prayer about these glasses if ya want!
Yeah man! I put down like 70 solid Old Testament chapters between Sunday and today, and I only got like two chapters done yesterday. And if you’ve ever read Leviticus you know it can be a SLOG to read through. I’m super happy, super blessed. This is still my first read-through of the Bible so I’m trying to get it down, get it down. But I have to keep myself in check, and pray the LORD keeps me in check because ultimately I know I can’t just rush it and that I need to comprehend it. So sometimes I only get two chapters or less done, like yesterday.