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I’ve been suprised and encouraged by how many people have told me they are doing the Bible reading plan! (And I’m optimistically assuming there are many more who haven’t told me.)

Just tonight I was talking with a friend of mine who told me of her little sister’s excitement about doing this Bible reading plan knowing that so many others are doing it too.

Here are a few responses I’ve received over e-mail:

“I am really enjoying the beginning of Genesis. Are you? As I have focused on only three to four chapters a day I have really picked up on a lot of interesting things! It is kind of cool to know someone who is reading in the same places you are!”

“The real reason that I’m writing…is to thank you for posting about reading through the Bible chronologically. I’ve decided to do it, too! I was just praying the other day and asking the Lord to give me ideas of what to do next in my Bible study time, and then I read your post. It was perfect timing. So, thanks.”

“…about reading the Bible. The holidays get pretty hectic. Anyway, I’m going to do it. It sounds like a lot of fun and I’ve always wanted to. I discussed it with my mom and she’s going to do it with me!”

“I was actually searching and searching for a chronological Bible reading plan this whole month and I couldnt find one just written out! That is perfectO, and I will definitely be reading with it, along with one or 2 other girls from my church. Thanks a lot!!”

“I’m trying the chronological Bible plan you and Sarah mentioned (on your blog and in the BL update letter) this year! My quiet time verse for this morning was Job 16:20-21 (“My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for his friend.” ) I like to think of Jesus being my friend – sometimes life can feel a bit lonely. And I like the thought that Jesus intercedes for me before God. When I pray for others I should have the same attitude of mercy, rather than a condemning and complaining attitude….Thanks for passing on the plan! It’s going to be neat to see how the order goes.” =)

5 comments

  1. Yes, you are right to assume that there are more who have not told you about doing the Bible reading plan also. Before I read your post, I had committed to reading through the Bible in 6 months. However, I didn’t have any plan. But when I read your first post on it, I adopted the chronological plan and I have finished Genesis and Job so far. I’ll be done with Exodus in 2 days. Having an actual “plan” has definitely encouraged and motivated me to STICK TO IT!!!! 🙂 I am really enjoying spending time just reading through God’s Word. It’s been awhile since I just read it without doing a specific (self-assigned) study. It’s like my Walk with the Lord just jumped. And it is very encouraging knowing that there are so many others who have applied themselves to reading through the Bible as well. Even though I may not know everyone, it doesn’t seem that way. I feel like I’m being held accountable by all of you also, not just by myself. 🙂
    Blessings to all, Kelley

  2. Well, I’m not using the plan that you are using, but I too am reading through the Bible this year. God has been blessing that commitment so much. Each day, I read 1-2 chapters in the New Testament, 2 chapters in the Old, plus 2 chapters from Psalms or Proverbs.

  3. I’m using your plan too, Grace, and really enjoying it! Thanks for encouraging us to be faithfully in God’s Word.

  4. Hi Grace,

    I haven’t visited your blog in a long time and I smiled when I got on here just now. I am not reading the Bible through chronologically this year-I would just like to start at the beginning and read all the way through. I want to read every word God had written down for us and I know that reading the Bible is the best way! I am glad to know I am not the only one reading it through this year! ;0) I have enjoyed it so far and it has been a real blessing!

  5. I’m following this Bible reading plan too. Thanks for inspiring me, Grace!! Oh, and your witnessing stories have been a huge blessing to me. Keep posting!

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