January 3, 2012
My Daily Bread
So, for 2012, I'm starting a daily Bible reading plan called The Bible Read Plan for Shirkers and Slackers. You can click the link to read more about it, which I really hope you do, especially those of you who are still looking for a daily reading plan.
Basically, rather than having a set reading for every day of the calendar year, you read from a different section of the Bible each day of the week. For instance, Sundays you read Old Testament Poetry. Mondays you read from the Pentateuch. Tuesday you read Old Testament history, and so on. The idea being, if for whatever reason you miss a day, you don't have to read eleven chapters in one day to catch up. If I miss a Sunday reading, I just wait and read it the following Sunday rather than trying to catch up with both Sunday and Monday on Monday.
I can't tell you how many times I've started a yearly reading plan with good intentions, only to find myself somewhere around March with 15 chapters worth of catch-up to do. I know to some people, that might not seem like a lot, but it's overwhelming to me. I think this plan will be a good way, not only for me to get a nice variety in the reading, but (most importantly) to develop the discipline to actually read the Bible on a daily basis.
I've started a new blog to help keep me motivated. It's called My Daily Bread. (How original, I know!) My goal will be just to write a little something every day reflecting on what I've read. It won't be formal. I probably won't even go back and spell check it. Just a stream-of-consciousness log to help me stay consistently reading.
If you decide to try the reading plan with me and want to join the discussion, hop on over there and check it out. Like I say, it's nothing fancy, just a way to help keep myself motivated and accountable for what I'm reading.
Do you have a reading/study plan for the year yet? What plan are you following?