I wanted to be able to read through the entire Bible in a year.
I started last July and I stuck with it and only missed a few days here and there. I was a rock star Bible-reading-plan-follower! But then, sometime in February or March of this year, when everyone else was super motivated in their resolutions, mine fizzled. I have 8 weeks to go and I’m 15 weeks behind. Math isn’t my strongest subject, but according to my calculations, I need to read about three day’s worth each day in order to catch up.
To put it another way, I’m 8,971 verses behind.
See? It’s May and I’m working on January. Y’all. That’s a lot of verses.
I’m not going to try to finish this by July. Is that alright? I considered ditching this plan altogether, but I’ve made more progress than I ever have in the past. Honestly, one of the things I need to get better at is not giving up on something because it seems like I can’t do it perfectly. So, I’m sticking it out one day at a time.
Take this with a grain of salt, since I have yet to read through the entire Bible, but I really doubt I’m going to find any passage that mentions the Biblical discipline of reading through all of the Bible in one year. Yes, there is value in making it through the entire book, but if I’m just doing it quickly to get caught up and get it done, I’m not getting much out of it. That misses the point.
What good does it do you to read through the entire Bible in a year if you’re only doing it to check off a box?
So, fellow Bible reading slackers, you are my people. You might not read through the entire Bible this year, but I think you can spend more time in the Word this year than you did last (if you’re anything like me, anyway). Here are some resources I think are helpful:
She Reads Truth– There are some great reading plans that include short devotionals.
YouVersion Bible Reading Plans– You can use the app on your device or you can simply log on to the site on your computer. There are tons of reading plans to choose from.
Women Living Well– Lots and lots of Bible reading plans and resources.
Whatcha doing for your Bible reading? Do you have a plan? Are you doing something that works?