If you are sick and tired of feeling so dreadfully busy and are looking for a one-point plan to help restore order to your life, this is the best advice I know: devote yourself to the Word of God and prayer. Kevin DeYoung from Crazy Busy.
Would you like to make God and His Word a priority?
If you’ve read my blog for several years now, you may remember that I read the Bible in 90 Days about 3 times in previous years. For me, the quicker pace offers me more motivation. I have fizzled out multiple times when doing the full year of reading the Bible, but for some reason, reading it faster helps me to get it in.
It does take a bigger time commitment. I have told folks to plan on 45 minutes up to an hour DAILY for your Bible reading. And for me, my reading the Bible like this is a gift to the Lord from me. It is something I can do FOR Him that will also help me grow closer to Him. Reading it more quickly helps you to see the bigger picture as well.
There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God, and gathering through meditation on His Word spiritual strength for labour in his service. We ought to muse upon the things of God, because we thus get the real nutriment out of them. . . . Why is it that some Christians, although they hear many sermons, make but slow advances in the divine life? Because they neglect their closets, and do not thoughtfully meditate on God’s Word. They love the wheat, but they do not grind it; they would have the corn, but they will not go forth into the fields to gather it; the fruit hangs upon the tree, but they will not pluck it; the water flows at their feet, but they will not stoop to drink it. From such folly deliver us, O Lord. Charles Spurgeon
What is Praying Through the Bible in 100 Days?
First of all, it is READING the ENTIRE Bible.
Secondly, we will PRAY before we read, as we read and after we read. Praying for the Holy Spirit to guide us and teach us and comfort us through His Word as we dedicate our hearts to this plan allows Him to do His work in us!
Thirdly, find phrases in each day’s passage that you can PRAY for your own life or your family. Any of the verses I have shared in the past will give you an example. When you read in Genesis about God’s creation, thank Him for the beauty around you. When you read in Exodus about the Israelites in captivity, thank Him for freeing your soul from sin. In the Psalms we can pray along with David the joys and trials of life in Christ.
A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t. Charles Spurgeon
Commit to Join Us
Reading a Bible plan such as this takes commitment. Maybe you’ve made it a goal in 2015 to get in God’s Word more. This is a perfect way to do that.
Ways to Strengthen Your Commitment
- Read with a friend
- Form your own group to read the Bible in 100 Days
- Ask your Sunday School class to join you
- Read the Bible with your family — even reading aloud
- Try one of these 10 Tips for Sticking to a Bible Reading Plan
The Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation. Dwight L. Moody
Print your 100 Day Reading Schedule & Packet
Click on this PDF packet or the graphic to download the reading schedule, bookmarks, journaling page and certificate of completion.