Monday, October 4, 2010
Read the Bible in 90 Days Wrap Up
It gave me a view of God that I have not had before. I learned so much. I learned how truly jealous God is for his people. I learned that the fear of Lord is the beginning of wisdom. I was so thankful to get to the New Testament and then reading the story of Jesus four times through the gospels was so wonderful. It was heartbreaking and yet reaffirming.
I did have a hard time with Revelations because it was the last book and it is hard to grasp everything without a thorough study of the book.
I would encourage anyone to take this challenge. They are starting another one in January. The reading really isn't that long unless you get a few days behind, but even if you do - you can catch up.
I will tell you what else it did for me - it made me rethink so many of the things I was doing. After the kids went to bed at night is when I usually read my Bible. It made me turn off the TV and just read the Bible. After weeks of doing this I really did not want to watch the shows I used to watch. I got in such a habit of doing that that I just didn't even want to turn on the TV even if I had my reading done for the day.
I have started to see more how important the holiness of God is. I have seen how allowing the world in (even just a little bit) can lead to destruction as proof from the Israelites.
I have changed my standards even more about what TV and movies I watch. I am not legalistic with myself but I find that things that I used to like I don't really like anymore.
Reading the Bible in 90 days is an amazing experience. In my 28 years of being a Christian I have never done it all the way through and I am thankful that now I have.
Again, thank you to Mom's Toolbox for challenging all of us to do this!