It has been a very busy season around The Glades this fall. Sugar cane harvest, sweet corn and vegetables are being planted and harvested, fall sports of every kind, and of course, lots of activities at church. When things get so hectic, I know I tend to slack off on my relationship with Christ. You know the drill (or maybe you are one of those “disciplined” people, and therefore you don’t)…late getting up and around in the morning because I was up too late the night before because I was trying to finish up the things I didn’t get done during the day. Rinse and Repeat. This turns into a cycle of loneliness and isolation from the Father. I have to be very careful or I end up in “a funk.” Read more
I am (for about the billionth time) making a commitment to read the Scriptures daily. I have been challenged over and over that I need to be in the Word daily, for myself, my own walk. I am in the Word each day it seems, however, that is not always for my own personal time. It is often for a message or Bible study I am doing.
One of my buddies from way back at FBC-Springfield, Bryan Shaw is leading his church in OK through a “Read the Bible through in 90 days” deal. ?I thought to myself, self, if those folks can do that, then so can I. Terry Kendrick, my pastor at Hopedale in Ozark used to read through the Bible several times each year. ?He had broken down the Bible into chapters and into five different sections to read from each day. ?It is very similar to this reading program called “The Five Lane Reading Plan.” ?I also looked at Zondervan’s plans, specifically the 90 day plan but liked the 5 lane plan better because of the varied readings from 5 sections of the Bible, not simply a OT reading and a NT reading. ?(Basically, my ADHD kicks in about Genesis 10 and I can’t get any further than that! ?I can’t tell you how many times I have decided to read through the Bible in a year and on about January 15th I was totally off track and defeated.)
So here’s the deal. ?I am going to go for it and make my own read the Bible through in 90 days, or so. with the 5 Lane Reading Plan. ?I am choosing to do the plan that has 15 chapters per day, 5 chapters from 3 of the 5 sections. ?Again, you can go here and join me if you would like. Actually, I would love for you to join me as I need some motivation and support, as Nike would say, “Just do it!” ? I know 15 chapters is a lot of reading…but it probably isn’t near the reading I do on Facebook and reading blogs in my Google Reader! So, I am finally going to put my faith to action here and get going. ?I am praying tht the Lord will help me to stay on track with it this time!
Here is the essense of the plan…
According to this plan the Bible has been divided into 5 Sections.
- Section 1: Beginnings: Genesis to Ruth (236 Chapters)Section 2: Nation Building: 1 Samuel to Job (242 Chapters)
- Section 3: Poetry: Psalms to Song of Songs (201 Chapters)
- Section 4: Prophets: Isaiah to Malachi (250 Chapters)
- Section 5: New Testament: Matthew to Revelation (260 Chapters)
I will be doing the “Silver Plan” which is broken down, as follows…
Plan 2:?The Silver Plan
If you want to finish the Bible nearly 4 1/2 times in a year (nearly 9 times in two years); read 5 chapters from three sections every day.
After day 1, your record will look like this:
1 Samuel 6
After day 2, the continuation of your record will look like this:
1 Samuel 6
On day 3 you can start reading from 1 Samuel 6
SO…Here goes day one…
Please feel free to comment and encourage me along this journey. ?I may not always do a post on this blog for every day, but I will however keep you updated on my progress!