Sunday, January 13, 2008

Reading Through The Bible In A Year

I am usually not one to make New Years Resolutions, because like most people, I don't last past January. However, I have been feeling convicted that in all my years of being a Christian, I have never once read through the entire bible. So, starting on January 1, 2008 I began my "Reading Through The Bible In A Year" program. I decided that instead of reading a little old and new testament everyday, that I would read the Old Testament First. Today I have finished Genesis and started in Exodus. It's amazing to me that I can still find new applications and information even though I have read these passages before. I can see daily how God speaks to me through my reading and through the lives of the people in Genesis and now Moses, in Exodus. I also wanted to make sure I am in the Word daily because I vowed as a wife I would daily seek the Lord as to be a good spiritual helper to my husband. I will periodically blog about my progress this year and any interesting thoughts God reveals to me throughout this journey!

7 comments:

Ricci said...

Good for you!

Shealynn Benner said...

Awesome!

Shannon said...

Great! I like that you are doing it your own way (OT then NT). It makes it easier to stick with it when you do it in the way that is most comfortable or most interesting to you :)

P.S. We miss seeing you and Alex at Thrive :)Although I did hear a rumor that you stopped by last week...I must have missed you somehow!

Chiara said...

This has been such a blessing to me these past few years. I do my passages before bed, and it is always easy and doable. You are right--I always glean something new from verses I've read many times before!

Sarah Cox said...

I am doing it too....when we see eachother, we should ask eachother how it's going....helps to have someone asking, I think. :)

Fun to check out your blog. What apartments do you guys live in? Matt and I lived in a couple of them when we first got married...your pics look like our old apts.

Katie said...

Hi Karen! What a great idea. :)

RebeccaMillsap said...

Hi Karen!
It was SO fun visiting with you and Alex a little bit at the marriage retreat!

I like the idea of doing the OT and NT! Robby and I are getting up in the AM to read it but I'm not 100% awake in the morning!!! :)

Thanks so much for your service too in the nursery! I loved being able to leave my son in your more than capable hands!!!