Want to read the Bible?

2 Tim

Do you ever have a desire to read the Bible but don’t know where to begin? Or maybe, you want to read the Bible more but you struggle because you don’t have plan to keep you accountable. Well, I have a solution and an opportunity for you to read along with me. I always keep myself on a Bible reading plan, that I create myself, so I will always be consistent to read the Bible every day. Just the thought of being behind uses my OCD To motivate me to stay current!

So, each day, I’m going to publish my reading plan on the blog. There’s a couple of options for you if you want to participate:

1. You can choose to read Old Testament or New Testament.

2. Or, if you’re feeling a little more zealous, you can read both everyday.

The reading plan that I began today (I always set my reading plan by quarter of the year) consists of reading the Psalms and Proverbs through the quarter and reading Paul’s letters to the churches this month.

Here’s where your reading begins (If you choose to accept this mission):

Psalms 1 through 5

          – or –

Romans Chapters 1 and 2

Feel free to leave any devotional thoughts in the comments. Happy Reading!

Thankful for….

If you’re like me, you’re thinking a little bit about Thanksgiving by now. In only a couple days you’ll probably be with family, gathered around the table and celebrating with your normal Thanksgiving family traditions. We have our family traditions too.

It’s also a tradition, and certainly a good one, for Christians to think about that for which their thankful to God and count as blessings from Him over the last year. I have much for which to be thankful this year too but I think I’m going to break tradition.

I’m not going to thank God for anything He’s given me this year.

Ok, that’s a little tongue in cheek, not to mention the fact that I’ve been thanking Him all year long for His blessings but, this Thanksgiving, I’m just going to express my thanks for Him. That is, I’m just going to tell Him I’m thankful for Him. This is why:

God Himself is better than anything He’s ever blessed me with!

I don’t want to think about my thanksgiving to God in hopes He gives me more stuff or more health or more years or more anything of this world. I want my thanksgiving to lead me to more of Him. I think that’s the sentiment of the Psalmist who penned Psalm 50.

“The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me;
to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!” (Psalm 50:23)

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