Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Reading the Bible in 90 Days - are YOU in??

Read the Bible in 90 days?

Why? Am I a glutton for punishment? Am I an overachiever?

I’m reading the bible in 90 days because it’s going to be my medicine, my food, and the strength I need to get 2010 off to a great start. I need me some Jesus more than I need my next breath…..and committing to an intensive reading program is way to keep me accountable.

2009 has been an upheaval of a year for me, and now I need a detox. My mind needs healing; my soul needs scrubbing; and my spirit needs to be rejuvenated. From the outside, my life has been fine. I have a beautiful, God-fearing family, a loving husband, a happy-healthy-precocious 4 year old, and a wonderful 16-year old stepdaughter (who I adore). I also started a new business (Scentsy); became a Partner at my “real job”; and I have super friends.

...But the inside of me has been in turmoil all year. As you’ve seen in earlier posts, I’m in that Egyptian desert…..complaining about the manna, circling around like an Israelite, wondering why things are not going the way I want them to go. Hmmm….could it be that I’m as stubborn as those silly Isrealites? Oh yes, yes indeed.

Posting my vulnerability is not so easy for me. As a woman who believes she is called to write for the glory of God…and to teach others about Him…it’s more than difficult for me to put my shortcomings and struggles on paper (or, I guess…online(!) for all the world to see). But honesty is where it starts, right? I’m totally feeling trepidation as I continue to type here….but I could not be a testament to God’s grace if I lived a façade.

The decision to read through God’s Word in 90 days is ICU for me. It is a commitment to bury myself in scripture, and therein find my Savior.

I’m totally geared up for this. Anyone want to join me?

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Robyn said...

Oh my gosh girl, do you have to be such an overachiever?!?! Why can't you be more of a slacker like me and take a year to read through the bible?!?! Of which I made it to March and then faltered! It was all that lineage stuff!!!

But my little overachieving friend if you are in then I am in, and if you will spur me on I will do my best to do the same for you! I do like a challenge, even if I am a slacker! Merry Christmas!

amykat said...

Oh Robyn!! I'm so excited!! I ordered my book yesterday, so I'm crossing my fingers that I have it by Jan. 1!

Robyn said...

I ordered mine earlier. Excited about doing it though! Keep me honest girl!!

Cheryl said...

Me to! I feel llke I've been in that desert far too ong because I've been following my will and asking God to bless it. What I really need to do is follow God's will, willingly. That's why I'm taking the challenge :)

Katie @ Frugal Femina said...

I loved your comment about my soul needing scrubbing. What a great way to put it. I'm joining in. Glad to see you are, too!

Amy@LivinginHarmony said...

I am in !!!! I have needed this for a long while now and it is time I make the commitment. Do I have to sign up somewhere else? Do I have to have the 90day bible or can I start while I wait on it to arrive (I plan to order it today)? Have a merry CHRISTmas !!!!!!

Robyn said...

I ordered mine yesterday from Christian Book Distributors online and it shipped today. I am excited to get it,and excited about getting started!