It's time for my annual goal of reading through the Bible in a year! I didn't do very well at all in 2007. I started out with a chronological plan, then switched over to just a straight-through method included in the devotional guide that I began using late in the year. I didn't even do well with that one. So, although I read through portions of the Bible, I didn't come anywhere close to reading it all the way through. That's why I like new beginnings so much!
This year I do have the goal of reading all the way through my Bible, just straight through. I've seen several good blog posts giving some great plans, so I'll just point you to those. The first I saw was at Mountain Musings, from my good friend Deb. She told of a program she found online that will help you select the plan you want to follow, and you can read it online and have the program check off each day as you read. I thought it was pretty handy.
A new-to-me blog is Lovely Living, a friend of my sweet friend Mrs. B at Cherish the Home. Amy posted links to several plans in her post on Bible-reading today. I found these to be helpful too.
I enjoyed reading with this plan in 2006. Following this plan, you read from a different section of the Bible each day - very refreshing after reading straight through!
And, finally, I think I've found a way to help myself through those - ahem - dry spots that you hit throughout the Old Testament. Like genealogies. I found the KJV Bible read by Alexander Scourby (the gold standard in listening to the Bible) for free, online. When I hit a spot like a long genealogy, or maybe if I'm struggling with my reading one day for whatever reason, I plan to go to my computer, take my Bible (or just read it online with Mr. Scourby), and let Mr. Scourby read it as I follow along. Sometimes it might even be an option to just listen, but I think I'd rather read along to make sure I pay attention.
I hope these links will be a help to you in some way. And God bless your reading this year, no matter how much or how little you get to read. What matters most is that you read God's Word and seek to know Him, grow, and increase in faith through it!
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