It began on a whim, or so I thought.
God had a plan and a purpose.
He always does.
I knew that,
and 75 days later,
I know it even better.
I had read a few blog post testimonies,
read about the Bible in 90 Days program,
and was inspired to start.
On October 5, 2010,
I began at the beginning.
The real beginning...
Genesis 1:1 states
"In the beginning...."
For the next 75 days,
I read when I felt like it, and when I didn't feel like it.
I read when I had time, and when I felt like I didn't have time.
I took my Bible everywhere
I read during pockets of time I didn't know I had.
There were moments of waiting, so I read.
There were moments of time I previously wasted, and instead I read.
I won't lie. It wasn't easy.
It was worth it.
I gained a better understanding
of the Bible,
of God's love for all people,
of God's interactions with man,
of God's timing,
of God's sovereignty.
Every time I opened my Bible and read, I was blessed.
The morning of the day I finished,
on December 19, 2010,
I signed up to do it
This time, not 'on my own,' but with my family and my local church family.
The elders have been planning a year long reading for 2011 using the "Walk Thru the Bible" Ministry's
"Daily Walk" devotional. We, as a local body of Christ, will be reading
together through the Bible in the year 2011.
The pace will be slower, and I will be joining my husband, my children, and my church family.
I can't wait!
If you desire to read straight through the Bible in any amount of time...
I urge you not to delay.
However, you choose to read and whatever pace you choose to read,
You will be blessed
EACH and EVERY TIME you read.