I’ve been reading through the Bible in 90 days and I’m lovin’ it! I’ve trudged through some days and even gotten a bit behind (I’m a check it off the list girl so this was not okay in my book! but God is gentle). Mostly, though, I love how I look forward to digging in and how many days I’ll stop reading wanting MORE. Who knew that after reading 17 chapters you’d want more? Not I! After seeing Miss Stacey (who is lovely enough to have suggested and do this with me) reflect on the first month…I settled in to write about my own thoughts after I read through my 16 pages of notes (haibo!) so without further ado…
My biggest takeaway from the first month of reading the bible in 90 days:
Walk it out with God.
Day in and day out I need to be habitually walking with Him. If I want more of Him in my life, I need to seek Him and draw close. I can pour out my heart to Him like Hannah did and He hears me. He holds me. He walks with me and instructs me. He tells me what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. I need to listen and obey. I need to walk it out with reverent fear of the Lord coupled with intimate face to face relationship. He teaches me patience like Jacob had when working for Rachel and that joy comes with great sacrifices. He reminds me to hold out for a man like Hezekiah who “trusted in, leaned on, and was confident in the Lord…for he clung and held fast to the Lord and ceased not to follow Him.” A mighty man of valor. He’s revealing me to me. Showing me what is in my heart that is from Him. And He reminds me over and over to: “Be strong and courageous. Fear not, my daughter. Remember all that I have done. Bring it to your mind. I will provide all that is needed and even more in the time that it is needed.”
–So what have you been reading that’s sticking in your heart? And if you’re doing the Bible in 90 or Bible in 93 or Bible in a Year or whatever plan…what do you see as you reflect back?