There is nothing quite like that embarrassment of thinking you’re going to do one thing only to find out that life doesn’t quite shake out according to the beautiful picture you’d envisioned in your head on that one weekend evening when you were feeling uncharacteristically rested and unencumbered. That has been my tension with blogging this year. It seemed like a great idea to blog my way through the Bible a little more personally, a little more, say, daily-to-weekly, but so far that hasn’t been what has happened.
I’ve been in the Word, but the keeping up with the writing has been my difficultly and I’ve been faced with the exact same question that faces people who are thinking about jumping off the Bible-reading wagon: Should I just stop?
Well, here’s the deal. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m not going to do this keeping-up-with-blogging thing perfectly. I knew that at the start which was why I would never put out a “plan.” Still, somewhere deep in my heart I thought I’d do better than I’m doing. And deep in the hearts of people everywhere who crash off the Bible reading wagon is the belief that they should have been able to do better.
If you’ve fallen off the wagon this year, can I invite you back on? I’m going to blog as I can and I’d invite you to read where you’re at and keep moving forward. There is nothing magic about reading through the Bible in a year; a year just provides a nice benchmark. There is certainly no honor in waiting to January to get started again if you’ve stumbled.
All that to say, I hope you’ll let me know where you’re reading. I’ll keep telling you where I’m reading and let’s keep marching forward together!
So where I’ve been since I last checked in: I’ve listened up through Isaiah and I’ve been reading and marking the text in the Minor Prophets. I was planning to just stay in the Minor Prophets, but I’ve been on the exercise bike and couldn’t help but listen to Erza through Isaiah. In fact, I enjoyed Isaiah the other day to the point of barely being able to walk after I got off my exercise bike—but that is another story all together!
More on the Minor Prophets later—just need to finish Zechariah and Malachi. So, where are you reading? What are you learning? What challenges are you facing?
Remember, summer is coming and summer is one of the best reading times ever!! You can do this! Don't believe me? Check out Romans 8! ;)