Confession time: I have been a little lax with my Bible reading lately 😦 I finished up reading the Bible (completely) about 2 weeks ago and just hadn’t started back over. Yes, I have been reading my Bible, but not with a focus 🙂
So, I started over yesterday. I was able to read 9 chapters in Genesis (YEAH!) and today I read 16 more chapters (Double YEAH – lol). I hope to finish Genesis up tomorrow. My goal for this next year is to read through the entire Bible at least 2 times this year 🙂
You may be thinking that it is a little late in the year to be starting up – but I don’t follow the calendar year – I follow it by my birthday – and I try to set yearly goals (more about this on another post).
Even though I will be doing my focused reading, I still think that it is very important to read and study other parts of the Bible in depth as directed by the Lord – the focused reading is for fun and for learning.
I learn so much when I am in God’s Word! Every time I re-read a chapter, I seem to notice something that I never did before – new things just seem to click.
Also, I don’t like to go by a schedule that someone else has made up. I prefer to set my own pace but keep my eyes on my goal. Even though I don’t follow a set schedule per se, the way I read and set my goals has been based on ideas from a bunch of others that I have shared what they do and I have adapted it to fit my life.
If anyone would like to share their Bible reading goals or how they go about reading their Bible, I would love to hear about it (and maybe even learn from it!).
Have a blessed evening!