3 Happy Thoughts & Bible Reading Challenge Check-in

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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.)

a light has dawned

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  1. I did it! I’m reading in the evenings and most nights to my 6&8 year old boys. Last night they were in bed before I got home. I put my little one in charge of keeping track of where we are. I love the variety of this plan, jumping around makes it seem more doable and interesting, somehow.
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  2. Did it!! I am loving this challenge!!!!! This is my first time reading through the entire bible and am learning so much already. Thank you for the encouragement.

  3. love..love..love this challenge AND seeing all the ways He’s touching lives!

  4. I did it!

    and my husband and I did the first 4 days of a 365 day devotional ebook I got for free too! (it is a lot less reading and a better goal for him and I to do together!)


  5. I did it! 🙂

  6. Kim in Colorado says:

    I did it! AND so did 21 of my friends. I challenged a bunch of my Sisters in Christ to join me. We are going to meet on the last day of the month and share what we learned from our Bible reading.

    Thank you for setting this up. I love the reading schedule too!!

  7. I did it! Thank you so much for your encouragement!

    The verse in Genesis that speaks of God breathing life into Adam brought me to tears. Reading it this time…wow. I have a former 25 week preemie with many breathing issues, chronic. And that verse have me such hope and comfort.

  8. I did it. It has been very difficult for me, God and I are having a quarrel. I am trying though and will continue to do so.

  9. I did it!!!!

  10. Amanda Foster says:

    I did it!! My husband and I have been enjoying this and I’ve even got my mother doing it!! Thank you so much for your encouragement 🙂

  11. I did it! My favorite verse today was Acts 4:12, referring to Jesus – “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved!”

  12. Nancy miller says:

    I did it!

  13. I missed yesterday but, will catch up tonight. I’m determined to do this. I have a difficult time accomplishing things in the winter months, but I’m trying.

  14. I did it! So thankful for the accountability.

  15. I actuaLly did it!

  16. Thank you Rachel for inspiring me to be in the Word on my own, & not just because I’m doing it for my Bible Study 🙂 LOVE this!

  17. Great challenge, Rachel! I’d join but have been on my own “almost-daily” reading plan, which I find doable, for quite some time now. I’m afraid if I switch, I’ll lose momentum. 🙂 Cheering you all on!

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