Monday, July 26, 2010

The Bible in 90 Days

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I realized this morning that I’ve been remiss in sharing my new Bible reading plan with y’all.  The plan I usually use for my daily Bible reading is the One Year Bible Online and I highly recommend it.  I love that your daily reading includes parts of the Old and New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs.

When I first heard about reading through the entire Bible in 90 days I was intrigued, but also a bit of a naysayer.  I couldn’t see any way that reading the Bible that fast could be a good thing, so I went on my merry way.

But a funny thing started happening – I thought of this plan a lot and finally decided that if God is putting it on my heart this much then I should do it. 

I began my reading on July 5 as the schedule dictated and this was even while we were at the lake on vacation.  Genesis and Exodus provided great reading as I revisited some favorite stories.

And along about the two and a half week mark it hit me – this is really an awesome tool!  It was shared with us that this is NOT a study and we shouldn’t take the time to look up verses and do further study – just READ.  What is happening for me is that I’m seeing some connections between stories and bloodlines that I never would have noticed by reading it more slowly.

I’m certain that when I finish this time I’ll probably do this again annually.  And in between I’ll do my regular Bible in a year reading and any Bible studies that come my way.  I love how we have so many different ways to read the Bible available to us.

3 comments:

Kara said...

I feel the same way...I love the connections I'm seeing at this pace too. I hear it's really neat when we get to the NT with the OT still so fresh in our minds! Like you, I initially saw the challenge and was intrigued, but didn't plan to sign up...and yet, the Lord kept bringing it to mind! I plan to make it a regular part of my reading plan too.

~Amy~ said...

I, too, am really loving reading the Bible this way! It is all "making sense" to me! :)
I also plan to make this a regular event. If not twice a year, then definately yearly!
Will be praying for you as you continue on this Journey!
God Bless!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

This sounds like a great reading plan. I want to check it out further. I mailed your package on Friday, so be on the lookout. I hope this helps with your scarf count. I sure had fun making them. Love & blessings from NC!