We’re 28 glorious chapters into reading the Bible in 90 days, and I’m having a blast!
(Did you know that no one made fun of Noah when he was building the ark? No one! At least, not that God talks about anyway. So all of that mockery and fist raising that we see in the movies and story books is completely imagined. Who knew?!)
As it turns out, I cannot officially participate with the “Blogging Through the Bible” 90-day challenge since it is exclusively for people who are physically reading every word of the Bible. I need to supplement my reading with a fantastic audio recording that I have loaded into my iPod, otherwise, I just wouldn’t be able to complete the readings… and I want more than anything to be immersed in Scripture.
Why? Well, I’m pregnant. So, I’m tired and need to sleep more often than not. (Have you ever read Psalm 127? I think it’s all about a peacefully sleeping mommy.)
I’ve rigged up a situation that seems as if it will work for the next three months. Here’s how it works for me:
I keep my iPod and headphones by my bed. When I wake up in the morning, I start listening to that day’s reading. I listen as I get ready, as I prepare a wholesome breakfast, put dishes away, etc.
Then, I sit down with my breakfast, remove my headphones, and read the remaining pages in the quiet of the early morning.
If I fall behind, I’ll listen in the car as we drive into town. What could be better than listening to Scripture with the girls? (Though I tried that yesterday and had to turn the recording off as soon as Lot daughter’s came into the picture… I happen to have a child who doesn’t miss a thing!)
As accountability, I hope to blog about my progress here, but I don’t want to discourage anyone who is reading the entire Bible, word by word. If you are, keep on! What a wonderful and enriching season you will have! But, if you weren’t going to participate at all because you know you won’t be able to read word for word every day, feel free to create a situation that works for you so that you are enjoying the living Word of God.