Thursday, January 06, 2005

One year bible plan update

Through the first 6 days of 2005 Jennyjo and I have stayed on track with our reading plan...today the readings were Genesis 16-17 and Romans 6.

It's taken a couple of late nights and early mornings, but so far, so good.

Genesis is amazing history, and it moves superfast. God's faithfulness and patience are infinite.

Romans is very logical, and I get the feeling I'd enjoy a conversation with Paul. His style is hard-hitting and logical. No time to mess around--let's get to the point!

8 Comments:

Blogger charlestongal said...

i've decided to read the bible in a year too... i have a schedule, but it's really hard for me to stick with it - i get unmotivated easily. any suggestions?

8:25 PM  
Blogger ~rich said...

a partner is a good start...if you don't have anyone where you are, the blog can work too...I'll post honest updates every few days, and I'd love to see how everyone else is doing as well. talking about what I'm reading always motivates me...if I know someone will ask me about it I do it...o/w I don't know what I'm talking about...

also, a dated journal might help. I keep my notes in a journal with 1 page per day with the date at the top...to avoid a blank page I have to do my daily reading!

setting aside a good time is key too...b/c of my schedule I can't read at the same time everyday, but every night I plan when I'll read the next day. sometimes I have to split my readings up into 2 sessions, and sometimes I have to change my plan, but you gotta start somewhere. (mornings seem to be the best time)

anyone else have any good tips?

10:05 PM  
Blogger GotDesign said...

You could also start a small group that sends out an e-mail every day by way of reminder. Another idea I use is to have a Bible at work and keep it somewhere visible. This not only serves as a reminder, but also provides opportunities to witness.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Joy Ridge said...

A Julie and I are also keeping right on schedule. We are using a One Year Bible. I agree with you about Genesis. So many things!!!! The themes are carried right through to the Revelation.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think reading the Bible in one year is a cool idea. and i also agree about the book of romans..it's one of my favorites!:)
-addie

5:24 PM  
Blogger Grace said...

hey richard!! you should go to my blog now!! well i hope things are going well!! talk to you later, and give my love to Jenny Jo!

5:47 PM  
Blogger charlestongal said...

thank you all for your help... i think i just need someone to keep me accountable. i tend to just lose interest easily. maybe if y'all could pray for me, that God will keep my passion for his word alive, that would be wonderful!

7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teatime says...It's great that you are planning to read the Bible through in a year. That is a very worthwhile goal. One year I used a One Year Bible, and another time I followed a Discipleship Journal plan which combined readings from the Old and New Testaments along with Psalms or Proverbs every day. I liked that one so well that I've continued using that basic plan, although I take longer than a year to read through the Bible. Reading the Bible daily with prayer is the most beneficial practice I know.

7:24 PM  

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