Bible. 6 months. Chronologically.

Hello January 15th 2011!! Today’s the first day of reading through the Bible chronologically in 6 months! I’m just a *bit* excited.  I hope your first day of reading (Genesis 1-7) went/is/will go exceptionally well!

As I read about Eden this morning, I couldn’t help but come back to these words that sparked the image above.  Going deeper.  Embarking on this journey and even while preparing for it, I found myself drawn to this idea of wanting to be like a tree in the garden so firmly planted in God.  Trusting fully. I want Him to turn my brokenness, my desert places into blossoming flowers.  To let the bright Son shine through the darkness.  Even to let the painful pruning process produce more fruit in my life (and no I did not try to add as many alliterations as possible there…but it’s kind of fun 😉 ).

And so, since I tend to complicate things, I’m going with the simple.  Soaking up God-truths so that I can grow deeper.

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Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. ~Ephesians 3:17

The godly have deep roots. ~Proverbs 12:3

They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit. ~Jeremiah 17:18

It was strong and beautiful, with wide-spreading branches, for its roots went deep into abundant water. ~Ezekiel 31:7

The LORD will comfort Israel again and have pity on her ruins. Her desert will blossom like Eden, her barren wilderness like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found there. Songs of thanksgiving will fill the air. ~Isaiah 51:3

I will be to Israel like a refreshing dew from heaven. Israel will blossom like the lily; it will send roots deep into the soil like the cedars in Lebanon. ~Hosea 14:5

They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. ~Psalm 1:3

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Here is the lovely code for the button above if you would like to use it.  Otherwise, feel free to copy/save the picture or make one of your own!

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Happy Reading!!

p.s. I’d love to hear what you thought about the first day of reading…leave me some comment love 🙂

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11 thoughts on “Bible. 6 months. Chronologically.

  1. Over and over, its Him.
    He created.
    He spoke.
    He went looking for them.
    He created new skins for them.
    He sent them from the garden.
    He, He, He…
    It was HIS story that they unfolded, not their story that He inhabited.
    Loved that!

  2. Woohoo! I’m excited too! The thought that came to me in todays reading was the fact that God planted both the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil right in the middle if Eden. So they were around that tree every day. What made this particular day easier to fall than others? Did the serpent meet them there every day and wear them down or what?

    Just thoughts. 😉

    • I’ve always wondered though how big the garden really was. Like were they around it every single day or did they have to deliberately go there. I don’t know….

  3. From the beginning, He captured my heart with how majestic, awesome, powerful He is. That He could create all. Everything. And then step back and look at it, as an artist views his masterpiece, and say “oh yeah. Now THAT IS GOOD!”

    But “the fall” is where I camped out a bit. After eating thefruit, Adam and Eve hid.God asks “where are you?” Why did He ask? He already knew. He must’ve. There’s something powerful in confession; God just wants us to admit. To come to reality about what is going on deep in our hearts.

    Loving this so far.
    Thanks for inviting me along in the journey.

    • glad you’re journey with me in this!!

      and yes…I’ve often thought about that too. the power of confession. and within that, how even when they were asked direct questions they still tried to get around the truth and blame others. *sigh* how often I try to blame others than fully own up to my role. I love how though even after all of that God still takes care of His children and clothes them and shows them grace.

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