Monday, January 25, 2010

a big game of catch-up

On January 1st, I committed to reading the whole Bible, in 90 days. 
Fortunately I am not alone and there is a whole community of people reading as well so I have some accountability, encouragement and opportunities for discussion.
Anyways, it has been really easy up until this past week.
Last Monday I substituted at a deli I occasionally work at so I was at work from 8 am till 4 pm and didn't have much time to do my reading in the morning so I was behind.
Then the kids seem to get up early each morning last week cutting into my morning reading time and they had opposite afternoon nap schedules so little reading was getting done and I was getting even more behind.  Then I worked again on Saturday and didn't get my reading done that day so yesterday I was at least a whole book behind.  Yesterday afternoon and evening I read to try and catch up and with both kids napping this afternoon I am caught up and have completed day 25.  I am so happy to finally be caught up because I really want to reach my goal and I want to be transformed by reading.  When I am just reading to get caught up I don't study the passages as much, I am just trying to get through it.  Then add that 2 Samuel and 1 Kings seems to have the most confusing characters, for example, Jeroboam, the king of Israel, and at the same time there is Rehoboam, the king of Judah, I kept getting the two of them confused.  Then there was Abner, Abishai, and Asahel who I kept getting confused who was for David and who wasn't.  Then to get even more confusing there was Absalom, Adonijah, and Amnon, too many A's.  Reading through the end of 2 Samuel and the beginning of 1 Kings took forever because I kept getting everyone confused.  It was so hard to keep up with who the good guys were and who was related to who.
So 25 days in and I still hanging in there, I really didn't think I would make it this far.  I am amazed that I have read through 10 books of the Bible and though some parts are a bit tedious, it is very interesting.  I have learned that God is very patient, his people followed Him then other gods then back to Him, they were so wishy-washing, and yet God forgave them and blessed them despite the fact that they would turn away from Hiim again and again.  This has really convicted me about how I turn to materialism just as fast as the Israelites turned to foreign gods. 

1 comment:

MisMom said...

Great job getting caught up! Praying for you this week.

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