Amazing! We are heading with big steps toward the new year. Only a few more days until 2020. Are you looking forward to the coming year? Have you set your New Year’s resolutions yet? Is reading through the whole Bible on your list for next year?
I find it so exciting to read through God’s Word year after year. It’s an amazing experience for me. Reading the Bible is never boring. I constantly discover words and insights that I haven’t seen or thought about before. It’s a matter of approaching the Word in a fresh way each year — expecting God to speak to me through His Word.
How to Read
I start with a prayer — for the LORD to prepare my heart for the reading, for Him to open my eyes, and for Him to give me wisdom and understanding for His Word. Beside my Bible I also keep a fountain pen, a notebook, and a selection of colored pencils handy to make notes and/or highlight some words.
What if I missed one or more readings? Do I catch up? Honestly? No, not really. Whenever I try to make up leeway I do it for no other reason than to “tick boxes.” That’s not the right motive! Yes, I give my best to stay on target day by day. If I missed a day or two, however, I don’t worry, but will read the Scripture portion of the current day.
Bible Reading Plan
There are only four more days until the 1st of January 2020. I can’t wait to start reading at the beginning again. Our family decided to use the same Bible Reading Plan that we have already used in 2019. It’s a slightly adjusted version of The Legacy Bible Reading Plan (Read more about Bible versions, reading plans, and devotionals on The Bible page). If you would like to follow along please download and print the monthly Bible Reading Plans. (See link in the sidebar to the right.)