I Challenge You . . . to Read Your Bible!
Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105
How much do you read the Bible?
A lot? A little bit? Never?
I have not taken the time to investigate statistics, but judging from my conversations with countless people over the years, I would guess that 90% or more of Christians do not read the Bible on a consistent basis. I’m sure many read the Bible. I’m sure some read it semi-regularly. But I would guess that those who do so 5-7 times a week are few and far between.
What is your Bible reading experience?
Perhaps you try your best, but often forget. Perhaps you have good intentions, but sometimes are too busy or too tired. Maybe you don’t even know where to start. Maybe you never have before.
How about this other question then: Have you ever read the whole Bible–every last chapter, verse, and word? Again, I don’t know for sure, but I would guess that the number of people who have done so is very, very small.
Well now is your chance!
Change things. Change your routine. Change your habits. Change your life. Or better yet, let God change your life.
The psalm writer says that God’s word is a lamp for our feet and a light for our path. It guides us. It strengthens us. It empowers us. And much, much more.
So change things now. Stop walking in the darkness. Watch the Word of God works powerfully in your life!
I challenge you to read your Bible. Read it more, read it regularly, read it all the time. And as for right now–I challenge you to get started by attempting to read the entire Bible in just 90 days.
It might seem impossible. But it’s not. It breaks down to about 15 chapters of the Bible per day. That will only take you 30-45 minutes per day to read. Take 20 minutes in the morning and take 20 minutes at night and you’ll get through it all with no problems! This is very possible to accomplish!
I’ve attached a schedule to help you along the way. You can download it at the bottom or right here.
Note that the schedule starts in the New Testament with Matthew. Sometimes part of the trouble of reading the Bible is just getting in the habit. Beginning in the easier-to-read New Testament could help to get you going with this new habit. Also note that the schedule is really for only 80 days, but allows for 10 extra days of being busy or forgetting. Even with missing 10 days you could still do it!
Why not give it a try? Why not let the Word of the Lord be a lamp and a light for you every day, starting with this 90 day challenge?
The challenge starts on Monday, October 1, 2012. It will end on the 91st day, New Years Eve, 2012.
I’ll be blogging about my experience along the way. I would love to hear from you along the way too!
Blessings on your reading!