According to a recent LifeWay study, many Christians in America truly desire a close relationship with Christ. They even think about God's Word. But that desire hasn't translated into engagement with the Bible.

From the report:

"The survey found 90 percent of churchgoers agree "I desire to please and honor Jesus in all I do," and 59 percent agree with the statement: "Throughout the day I find myself thinking about biblical truths." While the majority agree with both statements, there is a significant difference in the strength of agreement. Nearly two-thirds of churchgoers (64 percent) strongly agree with the first statement, but only 20 percent strongly agree with the second.

"However, when asked how often they personally (not as part of a church worship service) read the Bible, a similar number respond "Every Day" (19 percent) as respond "Rarely/Never" (18 percent). A quarter indicate they read the Bible a few times a week. Fourteen percent say they read the Bible "Once a Week" and another 22 percent say "Once a Month" or "A Few Times a Month."

Let's change that in 2013 and make it a year to honor God with our hearts and our minds. Sign up for a Bible reading plan, and we'll get you into God's Word each day.

LifeWay research