The Bible in a Year

It’s a new year. I always love the fresh start feeling of a new year with all its goals and plans and resolutions. I’m not really one to make resolutions, but one thing that I am determined to do this year is read the Bible. The whole thing. I attempted this using the She Reads Truth app a couple years ago and let life distract me about four months in, so I never finished. And honestly, I think I was just doing it to be able to click “mark as read” on each days’ chapters. I didn’t dwell on what I was reading, didn’t really try to learn something from it. Some days I did, but not every time. Not on days when my brain was elsewhere, thinking about things I had to do or wanted to do.

My prayer is that I will approach each days reading with an eagerness to understand and learn more about who God is and who I am because of what He has done and continues to do for me.

If you would like to join in, download the She Reads Truth app on your phone. The Bible in a Year plan is free. Or follow along on their website HERE.

I also found their 30-day study of the book of Genesis on their site and am going to read that this month to go along with my daily reading as well. Click the image to read Day 1 of Genesis.
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Happy New Year!

One Comment

  1. Anita Heath said . . .

    Good for you!! I’m so proud of you!!
    Here’s a couple of tips that I’ve picked up along the way. Take or leave them as you choose. :)
    I prefer to study early in the day. For me, first thing in the morning doesn’t work because my mind isn’t awake. But I do like to do it before I start writing or reading the latest novel. I find that I’m less likely to cut it out of my day if I get it in early. And my brain is more capable of soaking it up if I’m not thinking about the book I’m reading or writing.
    Sometimes, because let’s face it our creative minds don’t always know when to shut down, you just have to let your mind wander. If I notice that I can’t focus on my study, I’ll take a step away from the Bible and tackle something that’s bugging me then come back. Or I’ll jot down notes on the things floating around in my brain so I can basically “clean it out.” I’ve found that this helps me approach the Word with a clear mind. Sometimes we feel guilty over this but the truth is, often times we’re just working the way our minds were created to.
    And if you can handle one more tip. :) While it’s ALWAYS best to hunger after the Word, sometimes you just have to go through the motions. We all go through dry spells. The key is to keep going. Your heart will get back in order. Repent where you can see that you need to. Reorder your life/priorities when needed. But ALWAYS keep going, keep reading. Your diligence in making it a habit will go a long way.

    Posted January 1, 2017 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

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