Thursday, October 1

Starting Something "New"

Today is the first day of a "new" year-long venture. I say "new" because I've done this before although its been a number of years.

I'm going to read the Bible in a year, chronologically.

I went online to find a plan and found You first select which Bible translation you are going to read from...I chose New American Standard Bible. At the same time, they give you five reading options: from Genesis to Revelations, Chronological, Historical (when the books were written), the New Testament first and then Old Testament, or lastly, reading parts of the Old Testament and New Testament together. Whew! Like I've stated, I chose the Chronological option.

Then you choose a starting date. You can choose to start on the 1st or 15th of every month. Being that I found this site on the 18th-19th of September, I opted to start on October 1st. With that comes the reading list, which I copied/pasted onto a Word document and will post in my house.

Why am I doing this? Good question!
  1. I believe the Bible is God's word and I want to spend regular, consistent time reading what God has to say to me. However, I stink at being a consistent Bible reader. I know part of it is just self-discipline however I believe this chart will not only help me be accountable but will help me learn the discipline of consistent reading over time.
  2. Over the half year, I feel like I am emotionally floundering a bit. I keep thinking "I need to hear from you, God...I need you to speak to me!" Since the Bible is God's Word, that will be one of the ways He will speak to me and that means I need to be reading it in order to hear from Him.
  3. I chose the chronological option because I like reading things in shows a fluid picture of history. Along with that, I will get to see how God moved and worked consistently through history and through His people. How one instruction, one mistake, one leader, etc, changed/impacted the rest of the story.

I'm excited for this. I thought about trying to blog my reading adventures but to be honest, I don't think I can be disciplined enough to blog every day about what I'm reading and my thoughts on it. Discipline...clearly I need more of it! :)

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