Not-another-thing-to-remember: Reading through the bible in one year

Friday, January 12, 2007

Reading through the bible in one year

This year I commited to the Lord that I would read through His word in one year. It's been exciting! Though I am reading scripture I've read many times before, it always amazes me how I can read it again and not be bored and gain new insight. God's Word is ALIVE and ACTIVE!

My husband is also doing this, and our twins, who are 11 years old, wanted to do it as well. It was neat to hear one of them say to his dad that he was commiting to read through the bible this year, and to see them take it so seriously.

Many in our church made this same commitment, and I can't help but wonder what will happen if we are all faithful to reading, studying and applying it to our lives this year. I think it's neat to know that others are reading the same scriptures I am each day, and to know that He is touching their hearts through the reading of His word like He is mine. Maybe not in the same way, but in some way!!

Get in the Word, if you aren't already. Allow it to speak to your heart, to soften your heart, to show you great and mighty things. God speaks through His holy bible. Don't let it get dusty on the shelf this year! You'll never regret giving anything to the Lord -- even your time!


At Saturday, 13 January, 2007, Blogger Paulette said...

How neat, our church family is doing this as well. We ordered books as a church family and mine is late so I have some catching up to do. I think it is neat that our church is all doing it together as well.

At Saturday, 13 January, 2007, Blogger Jenny said...

About two or three days ago I finished the One Year Bible. In one year, actually! (Woo-hoo!) Before that it took me about three or four years. But I made it! And I've just gotten another Bible to start this year off with another read-through, just a different translation. I'm excited again. God is good. You'll be blessed, Laura. ... Let's ask each other if how we're doing throughout the year.


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