Sunday, January 13, 2013

I Did It!

Okay, I realise I'm seriously late in posting this, but I finished reading the Bible, in one year. The day before I turned 29 I sat down and finished the bit of the Bible I left for last, Revelations.

Was reading the Bible awesome? Yes!
Did I learn a lot? Yes!
Do I still have a lot to learn? Yes!
Am I as close to God as I'd like to be? No, but I'm going to keep trying to get closer to Him and know Him better.

This year I'm starting a new plan, I will continue reading the bible, but this year there will be a focus, Jesus. I'm going to concenterate on the gospels and try to be more like Him. I'm also going to try and write a song for Him. No-one else may ever sing it or even hear it, but this isn't really for anyone else, this song will be for me and God.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Day 319

Hi Guys,

How is everyone going? About a month and a half to go to finish the Bible, for me at least.

So far I have all the New Testament except for Revelations (I kinda want to leave that to read all on the last day) and I have read most of the Old Testament.

I came across this verse yesterday and I thought I would share.

1 Chronicles 28:20
Then David said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for the Lord God, even my God, is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.

I found this really encouraging, I felt that this was not just a message for Solomon about building the Temple, but for me, about doing work in God's service.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Day 276

Yesterday's awesome verse - Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Today I am home from work sick. I have lost my voice. So I have decided to spend my day resting, praying and reading the Bible. It's time for me to listen a bit to what God has to say, instead of always asking Him to do what I want.

I'm all set up, I have opened the house up to let all the germs out, I have a couple of Bibles, a big bottle of water, I'm about to get a cup of tea then I'm ready to go.

I wonder what God will show me today?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Day 271-ish

Okay, a quick update of what I have read so far:
Song of Songs
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians

And bits of Luke, Jeremiah, John and Ezra.

I still have plenty to go but that's okay, it just means I get to look forward to knowing God even more.

I am noticing that God must really really really love us, I mean we fail Him so many times and so many different ways, yet He still loves us and is still faithful to us.

I'm tossing up getting more involved in the music ministry at our church, mainly because I want to share the growing love I have with God. Prayers about this would be appreciated.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Day 260 (I think)

I'm Baaaaaaack!

Yes I know I have been gone for ages. Ups and downs, highs and lows etc. But most recently I've been taking a break.

I took a break from the Internet and TV, DVDs etc. Not a total black-out because I need the Internet to do my job and I decided to watch a DVD on father's day with the family, but definitely a large reduction in my usual Internet and DVD habits.

Why did I do this? To get closer to God, the whole point of this blog.

I have gone off-plan. I decided just delving into the Word and enjoying it was best to get me back on track. It's been great. I've been reading the new testament at work on my lunch breaks, the old testament at night before bed, listening to some more old testament at dinner some nights, and listening to sermons and worship songs in the car. At the moment I'm just enjoying learning more about God. I've been praying more and I feel I'm getting a little closer each day. Satan doesn't really seem to be a big fan of me getting closer to God (hence the downs and lows.) So thank you for your prayers guys!

I may not post every day, but I will try to be more consistent. I'm currently in Romans and Jeremiah so I'll keep you updated. :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Day 98

Okay, so I missed a few days here and there, and then I realised I still wasn't taking time out for God while reading. I decided to take a two week break and then read all I missed at once, then I'd have to take time out for God, wouldn't I? Turns out that not the greatest plan. I'm still playing catch up.

I finished reading Numbers the other day and I realised something. God asked for his people to give so many offerings for so many reasons, special days of the year, sinning, etc. But I couldn't figure out why. I mean God is the creator of the whole universe, He doesn't need grain or meat offerings. Then while reading my Bible it occurred to me that it wasn't about any of the stuff. It was about the heart of His people. They were stuck in the desert, all they had was God, each other and the things they brought with them. God wanted them to rely on Him. to remember Him, to include Him in all their actions. He was reminding them to put Him first, that all the herds and harvests, are nothing without Him.

So I'm going to keep trying, to put God first, not just in my reading the Bible, but in everything I do. It won't be easy, I have no idea when I'm going to find the time just to be with Him, but I have faith that He'll help me through it. Please pray for me guys, I'm going to be praying for you too. Because let's face it, Satan doesn't want us to to get closer to God. It's okay though, we have Jesus on our side, and He's already won the war for us.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Day 37

Genesis 49-50 - Matthew 23:23-39 

Wow, it's been over a month. How cool is that. I read the last of Genesis, it's a happy/sad moment for me because I really like Genesis, I like how it tells the tales of so many. 

I have missed a day, but I think that's okay, God still loves me. 

I would really like to have more time to ponder and pray about what I read, but I don't seem to be able to make the time. 

How is everyone else going? Has anyone had any amazing insights?