Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bible in 90 Days update

I cannot believe I have not updated since I started committed to reading the Bible from cover to cover in 90 days. According to the schedule, we are on day 24. I have read through day 26. Two weeks ago I was 5 days behind in the reading. In order to read the Bible all the way through in 90 days, you must read 12 pages per day. Ernie had to work late one night and I spent 4 hours reading and catching up after the kids went to bed. I was planning on only reading 3 days worth, because the plan gives you two grace days. It's only 88 actual daily readings. I couldn't stand the idea of not having those extra two days later in the reading and possibly needing them. After I got caught up, the books started seeming more and more interesting. I am now at a place where I could sit for hours and really enjoy and soak in what I'm reading. There have been many places I've had to go over a couple of times before understanding.

I have heard many times that it takes 21 days to form a habit, so I'm hoping that the habit is formed now. I love my Bible and my reading time. I am excited when I look at the end of my Bible and see that the bookmark is about 1/4 of the way through the Bible. God is doing some mighty things during this time I have with his Word. I feel my heart softening and letting go of issues I might not otherwise let go of. I love the discussions it's led to between Ernie and me. I am finding myself feeling more compassionate and more friendly towards others. I am finding myself feeling more thankful for all of the little things in life that we have... the comforts and conveniences that we have now. I am feeling like my heart is ready to trust other people and form new friendships.

So far, 2010 has been leaps and bounds better than 2009!


Amy said...

That's awesome Jessie. You keep it up!

Lora said...

Sounds like you've really been busy reading! I've been hearing a lot about this plan and it sounds great. I usually try to read through my Bible in a year, but I'm thinking of checking out this reading plan.