I know I’ve said this before, but it’s been awhile. In case we have new visitors, I want to make it clear that I am not a theologian. As Lysa Terkeurst from Proverbs 31 Ministries says, I’m just a Jesus-girl who likes to read and study the Bible.
My breath still catches when the God of the universe reveals something new to my spirit, and I believe strongly that Christ followers should be in the Word every single day. Technically, I believe we should read the Bible systematically, cover-to-cover every year.
For me, that means the whole thing. For others, it might mean the study of a group of books, but it is systematic. What it doesn’t mean is flopping open the Bible and reading whatever your finger lands on. It also doesn’t mean that when we take vacations, we take a vacation from reading the Bible. C’mon…you’re taking your tablet with you anyway…put a Bible on it.
The Bible is part of who we are; it’s part of our DNA. It’s also our life blood.
We all know 2 Timothy 3:16 & 17 by now: All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. Between you and I, I like the NIV (that’s the New International Version) because it says what that word inspired actually means: God-breathed.
Envision that just for a minute. As we’ve proved for the last 181 days on the podcast, it doesn’t take that long…less than fifteen minutes a day. Way less in most cases. And that’s with me jabbering on both ends of the text. You can read the whole Bible in the time you spend listening to this podcast. Which coincidently is exactly what we’re gonna do next year. So, I hope you all stay with me. I already have a plan for 2021 and I’ll give you more details as we near the end of this year’s goal.
So, what about you? Is this the first time you’ve attempted a systematic approach to reading the Bible? Or are you seasoned and just like being read to? No shame…I like that too. Tell me why you’re here at Lifting Her Voice, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.