Sunday, January 18, 2015

Bread For The Journey




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.

Luke 8:15

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)

8 comments:

  1. I like that idea of the notifications. Good encouragement here, Lovella.

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  2. Awesome! I like that well-used bible in the photo!

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  3. For the past 12 yrs I have used The MacArthur Daily Bible to ready through the bible in a year by following each days readings. There are several ways you can use the daily readings and once a day is one of them. Or you can read 2x a day reading the Psalms, Proverbs and NT in the morning reading and the OT in the evening. I like it because I don't have to think about what I'm reading for that particular day - just open the Bible to the date! I highly recommend it.

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    1. I have a one year Bible as well and I agree that it is a great and easy way of keeping track of where you left off. I can imagine that 12 years through the Bible will make you love it more each year. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. i am truly amazed by folks who do this feat. i can not imagine. my Grandma Ruby was a real Bible reading lady. She never was afraid to get into there & could speak to you about scripture with no problem. sadly i am no where close to that. i know a few here and there. i wish you well. keep us posted. ( :

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    1. Thank you for telling us the story of your Grandma Ruby. My turn to do the Sunday Bread for the Journey is in 10 weeks and I'll let you know then if I've stuck to it! =)

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  5. A beautiful reminder of what we all need to do every day. God's word empowers us with His spirit to face what the day brings. I hope you are able to read the entire Bible this year!

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  6. Although I don't have a plan to share regarding reading through the Bible in one year, a couple of years ago my friend and I made a plan to read the Bible together. We began in Genesis and we are now reading in the book of Hebrews ... so we've almost made it all the way through. By the way, she and I live in different parts of the country, so we are not physically together when we read, but we do share our insights, via email, regarding what the Lord speaks to us about in the passages that we are reading. Our goal was to be reading scripture every day and we didn't set a time frame for finishing the entire Bible. This has been a real blessing to each of us. I feel that reading a passage of scripture each day is one of the most important things that any of us can do .... the Word instructs, encourages and strengthens us like nothing else can do. I think your reading plan sounds wonderful and I look forward to reading your next "Sunday Bread" to learn how you're doing.

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