It is the beginning of a new year and one where goals are made and hopefully kept throughout the year. One goal I look forward to each year is choosing my reading plan for the Bible. This year Tom and I have chosen to read the One Year Bible, something we’ve done before, but haven’t in a couple of years. It should be fruitful for us.
How about you? Do you make plans together about how you’ll read God’s Word in the coming year?
It’s been said that without a plan, goals are never met. We must have a plan to see a goal realized.
About 8 years ago I started a group called the Route 66 Club. The Bible contains 66 books, and I love the nostalgia of Route 66. It seemed the perfect name and theme for traveling this ancient road. I post a few times throughout the year as the Lord prompts me just as a way to encourage others and be encouraged as they comment back sharing with me the view from their window.
We have a Facebook page as well that you’re welcome to join if you plan to read the Bible daily. It doesn’t have to be the whole Bible in a year either. It simply involves hearing from the Lord as to what He would have you do, and then be faithful to do what you’ve committed to do.
Another thing we’re working on for this year is a list of books we want to read in 2013. We’ll have fiction, non-fiction, biographies and of course, marriage books to choose from.
But we’d like to hear from you.
What books will you be reading this year? Any that you’d recommend for our list? There is a wonderful website called Goodreads where you can keep a running list of what you’ve read, what you’re reading and what you plan to read. You can follow your friends to see what they’re reading as well. We encourage you to check it out.
An important aspect of marriage is continuing to learn and grow. A great way to insure this happens is to always keep yourself in a good book, including the Bible. You’ll never run out of things to talk about when you’re reading.
“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” – Charles “Tremendous” Jones
“Bible reading enables us…to enjoy communion with God as He speaks to us from His Word, encouraging us, instructing us, and revealing Himself to us.” – Jerry Bridges