Of course, I couldn’t take this one solo so I invited my sister to join me and praise Jesus that she said yes. I honestly would not have finished without her. I hate to admit it but right around Laminations, I wanted to quit. I was tired of not understanding, behind in my reading plan, and it wasn’t what I expected exactly (more on that later). But she pushed me to keep going and helped me come up with a game plan to finish in time. Her determination to finish also rubbed off on me more than once.
Let me tell you, it was so fun to have someone to talk to about what I was reading and even to this day we still reference things in the Bible that we read this past year. It also brought us so much closer than before so if you are dating, engaged or married I highly suggest doing this together! But if you don’t have anyone to hold you accountable reach out to me on Instagram and I would be more than happy to check in with you every month!
Expect a General Overview
For some reason, I seemed to think that reading the whole Bible only one time would make me a Bible expert (Sorry Angela, that’s not how that works). Due to the one year limit and this being my first time, I soon realized that I was getting a general overview of what is in the Bible. Don’t get me wrong, God spoke to me daily but I didn’t know every detail of every story. I wish I realized this before I started because my frustration would have been a lot less.
Falling Behind is Ok
I have a confession… I fell behind a lot with my Bible reading. And when I say a lot I mean a month or so behind (maybe even more) but I still finished in a year! I have received a lot of messages from readers who fell behind last year and then ultimately gave up (I was almost in that same boat). It is ok to fall behind as long as you catch up. At one point I was reading three days’ worth of Bible readings every day to catch up. I don’t recommend that but it is doable. If I can do it then I know you can. So, if you fall behind just come up with a plan to get back on track. Maybe that looks like reading both morning and night? I believe in you!
I know this post may seem negative but you are set up for success. Find a plan, Bible and get to reading. YOU CAN READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR! Please share your stories with me on any of my social media. I can’t wait to see what God does. Remember you are so beautiful and loved.