Sound like a heavy load or a lofty task? Well… let me challenge you to get on board and let God move in your life. I first heard about this last month, and tried to get signed up with a group of people on the web, but the group was full. I’ve been researching it and found some great information for you. For some basic info, please visit The Bible in 90 days. You’ll find testimonials and FAQs there. Here I’ll reiterate the mission and some key info to get you started, but first I want to explain why I’m doing this. First, it’s been a long, long time since I’ve read the entire bible. When I did read it through, it wasn’t read as a single book, but as a few chapters Old Testament, and a few chapters of the New Testament. So why for me now? Because God commands it, and I want to grow in His Word. Deuteronomy 17:18 – 20 tells the story of a king who needs “the Book”. “It shall be With him”…always. ” “he shall Read therein all the days of his life.” I say why not? I don’t want satan to have any strongholds on me, so I plan on putting on my armor.
The plan is to read it through from beginning to end, and gain a perspective of God’s plan for salvation through the generations. The mission is “To read ATTENTIVELY every word of the Bible in 90 days.”
Why 90 days instead of a year? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had that as my goal, and gotten bogged down in Leviticus, never to return again. It’s a short term commitment, where lots can be learned. People have found that reading large chunks over a short period of time helps you make connections and see themes you might not otherwise see. This is in no way an in depth Bible study, and that should come later. In this 90 days, you’ll get the meaning of the Bible, and of God’s plan and purpose.
It is recommended that you not use your regular study Bible, and not to mark your reading Bible up a lot. You may just want to have a pencil ready to mark a verse, and later go to your study Bible to highlight it. There will also be times that God will speak to you as you read, so do keep a notepad handy.
The specific plan calls for a specific Bible that is already in daily sections for you and averages to 12 pages per day. I don’t have that, but I found in my research that it averages 13 to 16 chapters daily, and has two days built in as free days. The reading time is between 45 to 60 minutes per day. I also have a guide of daily readings that I will post later today, the first one being Genesis 1-13. As I said earlier, this is a serious commitment, for EVERY DAY reading. Things are going to come up between now and the end of March to disrupt your plans, but you have to be ready for that and willing to do whatever it takes to stay on schedule.
I want us to be accountable for this. I need someone to ask me about my reading, and if you sign on to do this with me, be sure to know I will be asking you about yours! I want to post along the way about God moments and what we learn, so keep me updated along the journey as to how He’s reaching out to you.
In the words of Philip Green, let me encourage you. ” Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Any child of God endeavoring to acquire more faith must spend time in the words of the living God. For we are commanded to give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. (1 Timothy 4:13)
Let’s start today and finish up on April 1st. I can’t wait to start this journey! I have so much to say about this, but I know how lengthy this is already. I’ll post the schedule later on this morning, after I sleep a bit!