I’ve really moved on with my reading. I’m onto Psalms now.
I start my day each morning at work by spending 20 minutes – half an hour of my time reading the Bible whilst drinking my coffee.
It helps to keep me blessed and confident for the day that things are in the good hands of the Lord.
What do you know? I’m still at it and it’s the longest effort I’ve made in my entire life. I’ve never had much success with it previously – either something always happens or some incidents happen that faltered me from continuing reading the Bible.
I’m now on to The Book of Esther and still absorbing what the Bible is trying to reach to each one of us through the readings.
Best of all, I’ve signed up for the ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ which sends me an emailed extract of the bible every morning. So that’s how I literally start my day by catchin up with God.
Isn’t that amazing?
It’s amazing that I’m still doing it, reading it everyday. I’m onto the 2nd book of Samuel now. It’s like reading a history book. Whilst it appears that people of the old times can be quite violent at times, they’re also very much in awe and have great reverance for God. Many of them have many wives and live long long lives and like us in modern day, also commit sins and repent.
I asked myself what does all this mean and it seems to me that God is telling me, no matter how great a person is, it is in our human nature to sin. In fact, the sins are ‘permitted sins’ done through the acts of God for a reason and a purpose. In this aspect, in modern day, it means that all our sins are deliberated crosses that we have been planned to carry in order to get out of it later and fully appreciate the wonders and goodness of God’s great mercy in spite of the huge mistakes we make in our lives.
In that knowledge, I am humbled and lifted that I am not so alone after all, in all my mistakes and regret that I face now.
I truly hope that God will give me a second, no a third, fourth, or never ending chance to start afresh and be grateful for that start.
Isn’t it beautiful that after all these years, I’m only beginning to discover the beauty of the Bible and absorb it more willingly now? I tell you now, from the bottom of my heart, I am touched and happy to be given the chance to re-think and re-learn the Bible. Amen!!
24th Aug – I’m on to Samuel now and still reading. I made a promise to our Lady at her grotto that if she intercedes for me to God for a job, I’ll find time to read the Bible everyday, no matter how busy I am, even if it’s just a paragraph or a sentence.
Am keeping my fingers crossed cos I’ve got to hand it over to our Lady Mother Mary for intercession. I’m really at my wits end.
My funds are running very low…and still no job.
yesterday was my 5th day of bible reading and for the 1st time in my life, I enjoyed reading the chapter on Ruth and now I’m on to Samuel on day 6. Yippee
made it to day 5 of my reading. I feel happy when I see the pages moving along. Keeping my fingers crossed that I can keep my progress till the end of the Bible.
Wish me luck & success, please!
yes, i made it. I’ve been reading the Bible for a straight 3 days in a row. I’m so happy
Have attempted regular readings on this since 2 years ago. Still trying very hard to make it a routine. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I don’t but its okay. At least I didn’t lose hope in God.