Currently not reading this every day like I should be. I have been really slow with this. I need to spend time reading at least a few verses a night, if not a chapter or two. This isn’t something that should be a chore. So, I want to spend time doing this out of the goodness of my heart and really understand and take in what I am reading.
When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” -Mark 2:17
This is something that resonates well with me. This is why I need to invest in my time of reading the Bible. I need to work towards being healed. 1 month ago
I finished Matthew this morning. Like I stated in an earlier post. I really just need to remind myself to read. Especially when I first wake up in the morning.
Here are a few of the more memorable verses that stuck with me.
“It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth.” - Matthew 15:11
This is something that I have to remember at times. More times that I care to admit. I know that I have to choose my words wisely and I need to spend time doing that in an appropriate manner.
“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.” – Matthew 16: 24-25
“You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.” – Matthew 21:22
I don’t pray as much as I should. This is something that I need to remember when praying. That I need to use my faith and ask for (by praying) the things I need in life. (Like health and stability for my family.) 3 months ago
Review: I have been working on this only in the past month. I should read daily, or at least weekly but I don’t which is kinda annoying. I need to keep these things in mind when I am laying in bed searching through facebook.
1. Read before I go to bed
2. Read while I have free time
3. Keep track of where I am (via my phone) and then I can read through at work or when I am in the car (I have a pocket Bible) 3 months ago
I am still going to be reading the New Testament, however I am going to read things a bit out of order for a “count down to Christmas” 4 months ago
So, I am chugging along with this reading. It’s been going well. I read about the Sabbath last night. I used to feel guilty for having to work on Sundays feeling like I should have chosen work that I could only work during the week instead of working during the weekend (rotating weekends).
“If you had sheep that fell into a well on the Sabbath, wouldn’t you work to pull it out? Of course you would. And how much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Yes, the law permits a person to do good on the Sabbath.” Matthew 12: 11-12
I am a nurse and I believe that someone has to care for the ill. Its a 24/7/365 industry and regardless of the day, holiday or occasion, it needs to be done. I can’t make myself feel guilty for that anymore. 4 months ago
I started re-reading the Bible last night. Read up to Chapter 9 of Matthew. I know that it is not much reading but I think it might be better to read this slowly so I can focus on some of the verses and contemplate them further.
I found this verse very moving. I think a lot of times we hold on to anger from others. I think that this is important to forgive others. I am still working on forgiveness as well with some of my other goals, which is very important. Forgiveness will greatly help me grow as a person.
“So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you,leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.” Matthew 5: 23-24 4 months ago
I have done a complete Bible reading the past and want to say I have read the whole Bible approximately 4 times? Not much I know… but hey.. it the retaining the information and living the Bible that counts.
Anyway, I think its time for me to re-read the New Testament. It is an important part of life and its good to have a refresher. I really want to continue to grow spiritually and need to use the tools to do so (the Bible)..
So here goes! 7 months ago
Was at bible study 730-950 13 months ago
How I did it: Every night for 4 hours I would read out loud the New Testament it took about a week to do the whole thing. I did it every week for about a year. Read how I did it… 13 months ago
So, I’m in LUKE. Yessssss! 14 months ago
I’m up to Matthew 26 although I started to simultaneously read proverbs. Anywho, my goal is to finish Matthew tonight and start Luke tomorrow. I’ve noticed I enjoy this my time reading much more when I don’t make it a ‘have to’ but a want to. No pressure and no rush. I’ve also noticed that morning time reading isn’t always best for me. Mid day and evening reading I’m a lot clearer without the hustle and bustle of the day on me. Later. 14 months ago
I had great progress the first few weeks. Sad to say I burned out a bit after hitting it so hard. Then, around 2 Peter, I just got into a stride of reading a chapter a day. Today I read two and that finished it of. Now on to the next Gospels. 14 months ago
Revelation Chapter 22… done 14 months ago
I’ve been skipping around a bit but as far as in consecutive order I’m on Matthew 15. Thoroughly enjoying it too :) 14 months ago
Plan to read throughout the day. One chapter on my lunch break. 2 more after work. I think I’d like to accomplish 10 chapters in a day with the bulk of my reading (at least 5 chapters) in the morning before work. I’m enjoying taking my time to read to understand as I go along. 14 months ago
But still made it to James 18 months ago
Titus Ch 2. It may surprise you to know, that it doesn’t really take any real work. Its just a matter of reading here and there. Not burdensome at all. 18 months ago
Colossians now. All the books left only have around 6 chapters or less. 18 months ago
Made it to Galatians 18 months ago
Made it to 1 Corinthians… 19 months ago
In the last week, Ive made it from John to Romans 19 months ago