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Read the Bible in 90 Days?!

Posted By Jessica Fisher On July 4, 2010 @ 7:25 pm In GOD,Joyful Womanhood | 33 Comments

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Reading the Bible has blessed me over the years.

One of the most poignant memories I have of my time in France was a morning I spent just reading the Bible. My friends thought I was nuts that 4 hours of Bible reading would be enjoyable, but it was.

Over the years, my Bible reading has been sporadic. I would guess 1993 was the last time I devoted 4 straight hours to studying scripture. But, I’ve read through the Bible several times using Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s reading plan [6]. And the kids and I have worked through Matthew [7], Mark [8], and Luke [9] over the last school year.

But, to be honest, I haven’t been in a good groove lately. And I can feel it.

I’m not talking about feeling guilty for neglecting quiet times. I’m not talking about meeting the expectations of those around me that I would be “in the Word.” I’m not talking about measuring my success by how many Bible verses I can quote.

Been there, done that. Those aren’t sufficient reasons for studying what God has to say to us.

There’s a better reason.

I know that I am tired. I know that I feel scattered. I know that there is One who can give me rest [10], who will lead me through dark places [11].

And I want to hang out with Him more.

[12]So, I’m tackling something that I was loathe to do back in January when I first heard about it. But, now that my days aren’t full of papers, books, and students’ dirty looks, I’m going to tackle a big goal: read through the Bible in 90 days [12].

Crazy, eh? Yeah, that’s what I think, too. I’m lucky these days if I read three verses. I may fail miserably at this. And you’ll all know it, too!

But, I’m gonna try.

Not because of the brownie points I might earn. But because I want to know Jesus better. And in turn, I think I’ll probably learn a lot about myself.

Lord willing.

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[6] Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s reading plan: http://www.bibleplan.org/mcheyne.htm

[7] Matthew: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+1&version=NIV

[8] Mark: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+1&version=NIV

[9] Luke: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+1&version=NIV

[10] can give me rest: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2011:28-29&version=NIV

[11] will lead me through dark places: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2042:16&version=NIV

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