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” 1 week ago
Get rewarded for your shopping skills on Shop for Fun
Shop for Fun is an online fashion game where you build a dream wardrobe and create outfits to win Amazon gift certificates.
People doing thisSee everyone
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. 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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! 2 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. 10 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. 10 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 :) 10 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. 10 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. 14 months ago
Colossians now. All the books left only have around 6 chapters or less. 14 months ago
- Downloaded the Daily Bible app on my phone.
- Tried to read pretty consistently (but didn't keep myself to a strict schedule, which would have made me frustrated if I missed some days).
- I'd make sure to build in regular reading time into my daily schedule. (I'd read everyday in the morning while I made/drank coffee or sometimes on the train to/from work).
- Just worked through it! I didn't do like any in depth analysis or study at all. I don't really have the background... and I figured this is something I could do later if/when I read it again in the future.