inspired to read

I hope to be able to motivate you toward an important process in the new year.  I am two days from reading the entire Bible again this year. I began at Genesis on January 1 and will finish the Book of the Revelation on Friday. It’s been a great journey and there is satisfaction in knowing I have met a goal. Honestly, there were some boring readings (some of the repetitive laws and genealogies) but it has been a great discipline for my spiritual growth. I have grown a lot and can tell a definite change in my life as a result of the reading. It will be satisfying to wrap it up. But I am even more excited to start all over again on Saturday.

Let me encourage you to do some kind of a Bible reading plan in 2011. You don’t have to read through the entire thing to get some great results out of it. There are various plans available that will cover everything from a few verses a day to in-depth, multiple version options. The important thing is for us to spend some time looking into what God says to us. Lay out a strategy that will work for you and stick with it. And when you forget or get tired of it and miss a day or two, jump right back in. The key is consistency.

If you are interested, take a look at some of these options:

Bible Gateway reading plans

30 Day Challenge

You Version

Our church is suggesting a nice 30 day plan that is doable for anyone. Check it out on our site.

Utilize your Kindle (they have a free app for PC and iPhone and iPad) or use your Nook. You can always do it the old fashioned way – pick up the family Bible and read cover to cover. About 4 chapters a day will do it. If you know of other options, feel free to post a comment. And please be sure to send this post along to a friend.

Let’s read the Word of God in 2011 and enjoy what God does as a result.

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One response to “inspired to read

  • Bobbie

    Your Daily Walk is a great resource for reading through the Bible in one year. This is the third year (in a row) I’ve read it. I never tire of it. It’s very practical and easy to follow. Each day gives you specific chapters to read and follows along with an overview and practical application for what you’ve read.

    Additionally, I personally enjoy Chris Tiegreen’s daily devotionals. He’s written several. They too are very practical and inspirational. His writings are so easy to apply that I walk away every morning with some nugget of what I’ve read planted in my heart and find myself reflecting back on it throughout the day.

    Just my two cents…

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