This is the year!
I've never yet succeeded in completely reading through the Bible in a year.
It's not that I haven't started. I have good intentions but then give up when the names in the genealogies become too hard to pronounce. The plan changes from reading through the Bible in a year to reading a daily devotional that gives me something I can use for the day ahead.
I want to read God's word. The Bible is clear that his word is powerful and just as applicable today as it was when it was written.
I have a new tool to use in my determination to go through the Bible in one Year.
I realized that there are so many helps available with the technology we have today.
I downloaded the YouVersion Bible App. I have it on my phone and on my computer.
I set up a free account and then checked out the Reading Plans available and found the Bible in One Year.
It notifies me everyday to remember to read my Bible.
When I'm in the kitchen I can set it to read aloud to me. I can read it when I'm waiting in the doctors office, or waiting in the car to pick up children from school. Since it is easily divided into sections each day, I can read for awhile and it will remember where I left off and carry on to the next section.
We all need God's word in our life to encourage us, to teach us, to give us hope and to help us learn what God's will is.
Do you have a system that works well for you? Share it with us and let's encourage each other to spend time in God's word.
Won't you join me in making Bible reading a priority for 2015?
If you start the plan today, you will finish reading through the Bible on January 18, 2016.
Today is a good day to start!
As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between the soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
Hebrews 4:12 (NLT)