December 28, 2009

Bible Reading Plan

Wow. First post in a long time. Sorry 'bout that.

It's the end of the year and time to think about my Bible reading plan for 2010. In 2009, I used the Discipleship Journal plan and I'm going to do it again next year. It takes you through the whole Bible in a year. Here are two thing I like about it.

1. The readings are from four separate places every day. For the internet generation's short attention span (I'm including myself), this is just right. If one of the readings is dry, another will be juicy.

2. It only calls for 25 days of reading each month. This kept me from falling behind and getting discouraged. Sometimes I did all 25 readings before the end of the month; then I just kept reading, went back and reviewed something in more depth, or read some historical background.

This Bible reading plan (including printable bookmarks) and many other plans are available here.

Sometimes when I have a checklist, the temptation is just to get something done to check it off. What a waste! It's important to remember that the reason I read the Bible is to know God better and to invite God to speak to me through scripture. Here's to rich time in God's word in 2010!

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