Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Read the Bible

Ok, so several months ago I attempted to read through the Bible in 90 days. I was so excited...and then stopped. I got about half way done, and I'm not real sure why I quit, I just did. Well, at the same time, my cousin was finishing up with the same reading plan. Fast forward to now, we're both in a Bible study with some awesome women who have all agreed to do this together! She's modified the schedule to allow for a little more time, seeing as most of us are moms with small children and wanted a little wiggle room :). So, it's the same plan, just 122 days - 5 days of reading with 2 grace days. These days can be used to catch up, for extra study/prayer, or a rest to process what you've read.
Rachel timed herself when she did this last year, and it averaged out to about 46 hours to read the entire Bible.
We can do this! Why don't we? Why do we spend so much time with mindless activities (facebook, tv, video games) and so little time reading the Words of the God we serve? She put it so well today, when she said, "I don't want to stand before my son and say, this is what I believe...well, the parts I know." How true is that? How can we say we believe the Bible, when most of us don't know half of what's written there?

Today marks day 1. I really welcome your prayers and encouragement.  And, I welcome your company. Join with me, with us. Rachel has posted the modified schedule on her blog - http://www.thewadefamily-rachel.blogspot.com/ feel free to check it out and start this journey as well!

I will be posting updates along the way - for encouragement and support.

Please leave me a comment if you want some more info and I'll be happy to fill you in with more details as you need them!

1 comment:

  1. I'll be praying for you in this journey. I'm joining y'all, even if I can't make the weekly discussions (I'll try as often as I can!). I blogged about my first day too, although not quite as eloquently as you have :)