In 1997, I began a ten year journey of Bible reading: I read through the entire Bible every odd numbered year and through the New Testament three to four times every even numbered year. In 2006, I did an extra read-through of the entire Bible by participating in the Bible in 90 Days, then read the New Testament two times through to finish out the year.
For 2007, I felt led to change things up a bit. Actually to slow things down in order to dig deeper. So I and my Bible reading companions/accountability group (who joined me on this Bible reading journey in 2004) have chosen to begin the New Year with Beth Moore’s on-line study, Living Beyond Yourself. An on-line study is perfect for us since the participants of this accountability group live in other towns and states, and our communication is primarily via email.
I did Beth Moore’s Believing God study in Aug/Sept/Oct 2003. It was a wonderful, faith-building study. I loved the on-line version because I could listen to the lesson at my convenience (which was often 4:00 a.m.). Thus, I am looking forward to beginning Living Beyond Yourself on January 1. This 10-week, 11-lesson Bible study explores the characteristics of the fruit of the
Spirit and what it means to live by the Spirit.
My reading companions and I also chose a different devotional for 2007: Grace for the Moment by Max Lucado. Several of us already own this wonderful little book, but it is such a good one, we opted to read it again. And since I discovered there is now a Volume II of Grace for the Moment, I bought it, too.
If you are looking for a Bible study/reading plan, maybe the above will give you some ideas. Make it a priority to be in God’s word daily in 2007. You’ll be blessed if you do.
In the grip of His grace,