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It’s Friday! Bible Reading Challenge check-in time. For some reason I feel like I’m in the weigh-in room on Biggest Loser, hoping that all of you had an excellent first week and we get to read tons of hearty “I did it!” comments. 🙂 We had over two thousand Bible Reading schedules downloaded!! Yowza! And over a thousand bookmark sheets downloaded. Is that awesome or what?
I have three very happy thoughts about Bible reading for you before we get to see the “results.”
1. God’s Word makes me smile. Does it make you smile? I can’t help but love that God loves details. I’m a word girl- and a Word girl. 🙂
2. To think about so many people reading God’s Word together makes me happy. When I catch my daughter reading her stack of lunch notes that I’ve written to her, it makes me happy. Think about how much God loves it when He sees us reading His Word!
3. The quantity of reading for each day is easily achievable. The tough part will be continuing to be faithful each day. How many of you are stubborn? Ahem. Alright, I confess. I honestly haven’t finished half marathons because I’m a great runner. I’ve finished because I am too stubborn to quit. Let’s change “stubborn” to “determined” and keep our resolve to read God’s Word daily!
Alright! I really want to hear how you are doing. Your comment can be as simple as “I did it!” or as long as you’d like. In fact, if you’re a blogger, I’d love it if you would share either about your experience in the Bible Reading challenge OR whatever post you feel led to share. 🙂
And before you go, I wanted to give you this beautiful photo from my husband’s Malawi missions trip last year. It seemed to reflect the whole chapter of Matthew 4 from our scheduled reading today. (sorry it is so large- I’m having a few blog issues since my last update.)