The middle of this week brings us to the New Testament and we only have just a couple of weeks left until we've finished the ENTIRE Bible---cover to cover.
Keep on reading----regardless of where you are right now. Some of you have let me know that you've REALLY made strides in catching up. Fantastic! Many of you are just a few days behind and that is excellent news. Some of you are going to be unable to make the 90 day mark, but are still going to continue until it's completed. GREAT news!
I started out this session a couple of days ahead (enthusiasm will do that!) and then with time found myself about 1.5 days behind. Satan REALLY wanted me to just stop reading and just "lead" in a mentor/encourager position and I DID almost give in. Fortunately, God got a hold of my heart and reminded me that I ALSO want to read again and that I had come to far to just stop. I'm happy to report since that moment of realization, I've caught back up and am even a couple of days ahead. Our family is going to be blessed this week with a visit from my precious step-mother and I read ahead to make sure I could spend every minute I could with her since the visits don't happen nearly enough! Plus, I have spent LOTS of 5 minute windows reading while I've been waiting in line, picking up/dropping off kids....time that I USED to spend just popping on and off of facebook. It's amazing how much the time builds up! Using the Bible app on my phone has allowed so much more reading time!
Today at church, our message really reached my heart on several levels. Knowing me---I'll probably be blogging about some of it in the coming days as time allows and my heart processes more. For now, I just am so encouraged about what a GREAT GIFT God gave us in giving us His word. It truly is an amazing thing and I know for one that I've been so VERY guilty so many times of taking it for granted. Today really helped boost my heart in knowing just how priceless of a gift it is and JUST how much He loves each of us spending time in His word! Praying and reading the Bible are the greatest ways for us to fix our eyes on Jesus and NOTHING can ever replace that in our hearts!
Here we go with this week's reading schedule:
- Monday Daniel 9:1-Hosea 13:6
- Tuesday Hosea 13:7 -Amos 9:10
- Wednesday Amos 9:11-Nahum 3:19
- Thursday Habakkuk 1:1-Zechariah 10:12
- Friday Zechariah 11:1-Matthew 4:25
- Saturday Matthew 5:1-Matthew 15:39
- Sunday Matthew 16:1-Matthew 26:56