Today marks the one year anniversary of my endeavor to read the Bible from beginning to end. On October 24, 2016 I began at Genesis Chapter 1 verse 1. I decided that I’d read a little bit each night, making my way through the entire Bible. Currently, I am on II Kings chapter 13 verse 10. I have nearly made it through 12 of the 66 books.
I started this quest in order to bring together my scant knowledge of God’s word. I grew up in the church, and continue to attend. But I often listen to preachers and get confused- or leave church feeling blah. So I figured I needed to read the Bible for myself, and not wholly depend on someone else to tell me about God.
This past year has been incredibly enlightening. So much of the things I already knew about the Bible have brand new meaning now. Reading the Word for myself has given me a deeper understanding of God’s chosen people and his desires for our lives. It has also taught me to be grateful. Grateful for God’s love and protection. It has taught me to spend less time complaining and more time giving thanks.
This past year has been life changing. I am learning to take God with me wherever I go. I’m learn to walk in love and practice peace. I’m excited about going deeper into the Bible and learning more about the Lord and his ways.
I’ll keep you updated on my progress.