More Help for Reading the whole Bible in 2011
So you’re ready to read through the Bible in a year, right? You’re stoked about learning the whole Bible in 2011. But there’s that little nagging doubt hiding somewhere in your cranium … “Can I really do this?” YES YOU CAN. Nobody is too busy to carve out 15-20 minutes every day to listen to the voice of God by reading His Word. I already provided some very practical help in the previous blog for making this Bible-in-a-year thing happen. Here’s a handful more:
- Pick a partner. Link up with somebody who will not LET you slack off. And return the favor.
- Read to your kids (if u got ‘em). Maybe not all 3-4 chapters. But how about 1?
- Get a group commitment. Sell your MyGroup on the idea of EVERYBODY in the group reading through the Bible in 2011. Have group members each share one insight each week from the reading.
- Embrace “Pauses/Pillow/Potty” reading. There are going to be “those days.” Alarm didn’t go off. Flu nailed you. Whatever. It happens. It’s OK to read 3-4 chapters during the pauses (waiting in line to pick up kids, Dr’s office wait, etc.), potty breaks, and pillow time. It isn’t the ideal, but it is better than falling behind.
- Take advantage of YouVersion. Go check it out when you finish reading this. They offer mechanisms for getting reminders, reading online, journaling online, smart phone alerts, and more. Click the “canonical” section.
- Don’t get bogged down. Press on. If you’re detail-oriented, it’s way too easy to unnecessarily try to perfect your pronunciation of Mahershalalhashbaz. Read on. Come back to that when you’re done.
- And repeat OFTEN: Reading the Word of God is something I GET to do, not something I HAVE to do.