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Jesus loves to surprise us. Just when we think we have him boiled down to a formula or method, He breaks the mold.

In [Mark 5:1-20](http://www.esvbible.org/Mark+5/”>Mark 5:1-20) we see His interaction with a demon possessed man. He miraculously delivers him and forever changes his life.

The next step seems obvious. Who would this guy want to be around and hang out with?

Jesus.

No brainer, right?

We see this desire expressed by the man himself. “As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him.” Mark 5:18

It is Jesus answer that is surprising.

“Go home.”

Well, ok it is a nicer form of that same message.

“And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” Mark 5:19

If I had a dollar for every person who’s New Year’s Resolution was to read the Bible more, or to pray more, or to _____ more, I would be a wealthy man.

This key extends to all the disciplines in the Christian life, but let’s look at through the lens of reading our Bibles.

How many of us desperately want to read our Bible, but no matter what we try, it doesn’t seem to work?

We lack the motivation to read it, so we don’t. The tyranny of the urgent calls us to do other, more important things. As a result, the Word of God becomes a source of guilt in our lives.

Can you relate to those feelings?

If you say yes, you are in the majority and not the minority. What is the secret to developing such a necessary, but difficult habit?