I did it! I just finished reading the Bible in 90 Days (well technically I finished it in 78 days if I figured correctly, but I digress) In the last couple of weeks as I knew I was nearing the end I started to "worry" about what I was going to do once I was done.
Not quite 3 years ago, I read the Bible in 90 Days and after that I started reading the Bible using Professor Grant Horner's Bible reading method and I am going to do that again. I love reading the Bible this way. After my last baby was born I fell out of the habit of reading the Bible that way and just used a daily devotional to stay in the Word. The last time I used this method I printed out the bookmarks and tried using post it notes but with little ones around that did NOT work for me...so I printed out a Bible reading chart and just checked off each chapter as I read it and used that to help me keep my places.
I am thankful to Samantha Kelley and Mom's Toolbox for motivating me to try the Bible in 90 Days again and for the encouragement along the way. I will likely do this again should they run another session at Mom's Toolbox.
A fellow Bible in 90 Days participant blogged about what she is doing next and you can read about that here. In case you don't have time to click over, she is going to be spending the time that she was reading memorizing scripture. I think this is a wonderful idea. I am currently memorizing scripture in Sunday school (after a period of over a year not being in any organized scripture memory class--and therefore not memorizing). It is hard work but it is worth it!
If you've never tried reading the entire Bible or if you've never read it in 90 Days I highly recommend it. You don't need any special tools. I read the Bible on my Kindle this time but you can just use the Bible you have now or an online Bible. There is a Bible designed for this as well as course materials and a daily e-mail you can sign up for at The Bible in 90 Days website if you are interested.
You may be thinking, what about Bible study? Or maybe you aren't, but I was thinking about that as I decided what to do next. I am currently in a Wednesday night Bible study that is an overview of the Bible, our Sunday school class is studying the book of Philippians using Always Rejoicing by John Goetsch and we use Balancing the Sword in our family devotions so for the time being I decided that continuing on in heavy Bible reading would beneficial.
I did want to say that there were times when I just felt that I was plodding through...maybe not understanding everything I was reading...or taking it all in ...but I know that the Bible says that God's Word does not return void so I would just remind myself of that and keep pushing through.
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
I would love to hear about what you are doing for Bible reading and Bible study.