September 24, 2017

Are you still reading?

We’re almost halfway through 2012…

So how are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions? Specifically, how are you doing with your Bible reading?

A lot of us make resolutions each January to spend more time in the Word. Personally, I resolved to read through the entire Bible during 2012, and several of you decided to join me.

It doesn’t really matter whether we’re all reading the same plan, or even if we’re all reading through the whole Bible (vs. just a specific section).

What matters is whether you’re reading it. Period.

So are you reading your Bible? Do it you open it up every single day, and seek God’s truth? Are you hungry for His words – and are you filling that hunger with His words, or just trying to survive on empty?

Remember what Paul says in Romans 10:17-

So faith comes from hearing,
and hearing through the word of Christ
.

Our faith will grow as we spend time “hearing” (or reading) the Word! That also means that our faith will stagnate if we don’t spend time in the Word.

So are you reading it daily? Is your faith growing – or stagnating?

What are some challenges you face in opening the Word every day? What hinders you from daily devotions? What stops you from really focusing on what you’re reading? I’d like to share some posts that meet YOUR specific needs and concerns…. so share them with me!

 

 

It’s your turn to share! Link up a post about what you’re learning from the Word, or about the practice of having devotions. Share a comment with something you read this past week, that you just can’t get out of your mind.

{And feel free to copy & paste the “What Are You Learning?” button onto your own blog, so others can find us too!}

 

For those interested, I’m reading through YouVersion’s Blended Plan in 2012.
Join me if you want! Here’s the reading schedule for next week:

Sunday: Jeremiah 51-52, Philippians 3
Monday: Joel 1-3, Philippians 4
Tuesday: Deuteronomy 1-3, Acts 1
Wednesday: Deuteronomy 4-6
Thursday: Deuteronomy 7-9, Acts 2
Friday: Deuteronomy 10-12, Acts 3
Saturday: Deuteronomy 13-15, Acts 4

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Comments

  1. I have been moving very slowly through the Life Journal. I have just finished reading through Exodus. Reading it using the SOAP method allowed me to see the words in this book in a new light. The details of the building of the tabernacle can seem at first glance too detailed and repetitive. Yet, what I noticed for the very first time is where God speaks of the giftings through the Holy Spirit he gave to every person he called to build his temple – he gifted men and women to sew beautiful cloth, not just for the wall coverings but for Aaron and the other priests as well; he gifted the carpenters he called with the skills needed to build everything to His specifications; he also gifted Moses to motivate and instruct those called to build the tabernacle. I just think reading through Exodus carefully again – it is so cool how God gifted via the Holy Spirit each and every person to fulfill all tasks required from the “mundane” to the “more glamorous”.