If you started the 90 Day Bible Reading Challenge with me, you've finished week one. How did you do?
I have to admit, I have found it challenging. Starting it during our first week back to school probably wasn't the easiest choice. However, it has been so spiritually rewarding as well!!! I find it absolutely amazing that the very chapters the Lord had set for me to read dealt with specific areas that I was struggling with spiritually. Isn't that just like our Lord?
It's no secret to anyone that knows me,that since the miscarriage in March, I have struggled. So many unanswered questions; learning to trust when nothing makes sense. Faith....trusting that the Lord knows what is best...struggling with the fear that He may never choose to bless us again....it's been hard. Yet, if you've been reading the same passages that I have, you know that not only have they dealt with faith but with barrenness and healing as well! I have been so encouraged by the precious, healing words of the Lord!
God knew just when the right time was for me to begin this challenge. He knew! What an amazing and wonderful God we have! I cannot begin to explain where I was spiritually prior to starting this. I mentioned in my original post that I could not afford not to take the time to inundate myself in the Word of God. This past week has been a blessing and well worth the time it has taken.
I have found that in order to complete my daily reading, I need to spend an hour in the Word first thing in the morning. I've had to get up earlier so that the time spent can be a quiet time. I am not finished in that hour, probably because I don't want to read just to say that I've read. When I get to the point in my reading that it feels like a chore, I stop. Reading the Bible should be a delight! Whatever chapters I have left, I save for after the children go to bed. Tonight I have several left because our morning was very rushed. I woke later than normal and you know, that puts the entire day behind. So, I need to finish up here and get to it!
I would love to hear how your first few days have gone. Have you learned anything new? What has the Lord shown you? How has dedicating this time to the Lord made a difference in your life? Let us know what challenges you've faced and how you've solved them (or ask for help if you haven't!). Please do share!
Until next week....
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