A Happy Failing...

So 95 days ago I started at Genesis 1:1 and attempted to read through the bible in 90 days. I talked about this endeavor in my blog called "Let's Read." There is a plan that some kind gentleman laid out that gives the amount of the bible needed to be read each day to make this possible. There are also 2 days included in the 90 that are grace days to be used when I couldn't get the reading done. (Here is the link in case you want to use it: The Bible in 90 Days-Reading_Schedule) Let me tell you...there were all kinds of excuses I found mounting each day in my brain. The things I needed to get done. The time that wasn't available. I have a two year old, I travel for my work (frequently with my 2 year old so don't be thinking I had lots of airplane quiet time), I am recording a new record and trying to finish songs, we moved during the 90 days, etc. etc. etc. As of about 12:30 pm today, 95 days later, I finished. I failed the 90 plan but I succeeded in the 95 day plan :) I have read the bible cover to cover many times in various translations (I always try to change it up so that it stays fresh and I don't zone out) but this time was different. I heard the message of the bible in bigger chunks which means I grasped the context much better. I think I read the entire book of Nehemiah in 1 day which allowed me to see such a bigger picture. I have to admit that I kept wanting to stop and dig into many different things that jumped out at me but now that I have finished I can go back and do that. I think I will make this a regular thing throughout my life. Maybe once a year reading it quickly and then slowly and more in depth the rest of the year, who knows. I do know one thing though, I am just like you and if you are sitting there thinking that you don't "get" or understand the bible, or that it is boring or too hard to read or you don't have the time or that you already know it. You are wrong on all accounts and you are only allowing yourself to miss out. You can turn your head away from this blog and go back to your day, week, month where you don't ingest the word and let someone else do all your thinking for you but, you. are. missing. out. Make a habit of it...do it...come on you really can...


Posted on August 31, 2010 and filed under Anything and Everything.