Thursday, April 21, 2011

For Real Thursdays - Bible Reading

I have a confession to make. I am 38 years old and have never completely read through the Bible. I mean, I have read all of the Bible here and there throughout my 29 years as a Christian, I have just never read completely through the Bible like with a reading plan. Not because I haven't wanted to, it just seems like every time I start I end up distracted and studying something I came across instead. Then I never get back on track with finishing my reading plan.

My Grandma reads her Bible every night and has read through the Bible numerous times, same is true with my Dad. My Grandma reads straight through from Genesis to Revelation. I jump around too much to keep up with what I've read and what I haven't. The bad thing is that I've even gone to Bible College and still can't claim to have read through the whole Bible.

Anyway, with all that said, I am now trying to read through the Bible in it's entirety. No missing anything, so I can know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I have read it all. I am using the one year plan on my iPhone. It mixes things up a little. It allows me to read some of the Old Testament along with a little bit of a Proverb and some New Testament each day. It checks off a box next to the assignment each time I've read something (I really like that). I can keep up with what I'm reading and what I haven't read.

Can't say I've stayed on track daily but it's really easy to get back on track. I just start where I left off and keep going. If I can't do all of a daily reading one day, I just double up the next day.

I'm really looking forward to one day being able to say that I have read ALL of the Bible. It's just one of those goals I've never reached. Hopefully one day, like my Grandma, I can say that I have read through the Bible too many times to count.


  1. Ok, if you can admit this then so can I and I'm ashamed to say that I'm a number of years older than you are. I always have the best of intentions but, like you tend to get distracted and can never seem to get back on track. A tracker for your phone...that's good. I wonder if they have some similar for an Ipod. I'll have to check and see. Good luck!

  2. I hope they have something for you. It really does make it so much easier to stay on target. Thanks for your comment. Best of luck to you too.

  3. Thanks Tina. I was able to find a one of them a try now. Seems to be working okay. Shows the readings that needs to be done each day and tracks my progress thru them. Did day 1 yesterday and halfway thru day 2 today. So far, so good. :)