I still consider myself a new believer even though it’s been…ack…12 years! I knew of God all my life but never knew what it meant to have a relationship with him until the fall after I graduated high school (cue another ack!)
I’ve done all sorts of Bible studies during this time. I’ve done the traditional study of actually reading and discussing books in the Bible. I’ve done book studies that you can buy at every Christian bookstore around. But the one thing I haven’t done is read through the entire Bible. Actually when I started thinking about it I realized just how few books of the Bible I have read in the last 12 years. It is quite sad and I’m sure my relationship with God is lacking because of it.
So why now? Well one of my closest friends back in Colorado mentioned to me that she was reading through the WHOLE Bible in fast track style. Basically as many chapters as she could get through each week. I expressed how awesome I thought that would be to do and started to consider trying it myself. But I know myself and I know that I would never accomplish that task on my own. Well luckily for me my friend is awesome and offered to pause her journey and wait for me to catch up. Lucky for me she had only been doing it for a few weeks.
After completing the 50 chapters in Genesis the first week I was excited for week two to start and read through Exodus. Now as we enter the new year we are in 1 Kings and I’m really enjoying reading about 40 chapters a week.
During this time God has revealed himself several time to me. I’m really enjoying the time that I get to sit and read. I’m really getting the whole picture of the stories that I have heard over and over.
Have you ever read through the Bible? What amazing things did God show you during that season?