When I first joined the Army, the recruiter handed me a thick green book - the Book of Common Tasks. These are the things every soldier is supposed to know.
He said: "Put this in your bathroom. Every time you use the bathroom,* read a task." So I did, and by the time I got to Basic I already knew most of the book.
Like a lot of churchgoing folk, I find it difficult to keep up with regular study of the Bible. So I decided to try the same tactic on my Bible reading that worked so well with Army reading. I bought two Bibles at the Dollar Store, and put them in our bathrooms.
I know what you're thinking. Reading the Bible? On the toilet?
Like God doesn't know what I'm doing, or something.
You can't make any jokes I haven't already heard from the guys at my church. In fact, they let me have it pretty good the first time I told them what I was doing.
And then, the next time I...um...sat down to...um...read, I opened up to Revelations, chapter 4. In particular, verse 2:
At once I was in the spirit, and there in heaven stood a throne, with one seated on the throne!And that, my friends, is a sign from God.
*Not his exact words.