Last week I shared my plan to begin blogging through the Bible – one chapter a day – 7 chapters a week – 31 chapters a month – 365 chapters a year until we have completed 1,189 chapters –the entire Bible.
This will take a few years to complete and I am sure I will need a break here and there during these next few years that will slow us down. But I am committed to working our way through the Old Testament and the New Testament until we have completed it all.
We will not start on page one of the Bible and read straight through. That is a very hard way to the read the Bible. Instead I will mix in a reading in the Old Testament – then a reading in the New Testament. Then a reading in the Old Testament then a reading in the New Testament.
Some books are short and we will fly through them – so we may do a few New Testament books in a row, other books are very long and they will take 2 months to complete.
Some seasons of life are busy and you will not be able to join us, no worries. All of these posts will be archived for you to go back and complete at your own convenience.
Sundays – I will post a monthly reading plan at the beginning of every month. I will also post a weekly reading plan every Sunday morning so you can begin your reading for the week.
Wednesdays – I will write a mid-week devotional that correlates with the reading plan for the week. I am hoping for discussion in the comments where you share what you are learning as well.
Fridays – I will post a 1-3 minute video about that week’s reading, to wrap-up the week.
So you may be asking:
Are you still going to do your typical September Marriage Series and Making Your Home a Haven Series?
I’m so glad you asked!
Mondays are reserved here at Women Living Well for my typical writing on marriage and family. I have a Marriage Series planned for September and we will do our annual “Making Your Home a Haven Series” in October.
Will you still be posting recipes?
Yes, on Thursdays!
How do I enroll for the monthly Bible Reading?
There will be no enrollment.
On the first Sunday of each month, I will ask those who are committed to that months’ reading plan to comment in the comment section. This is a month by month commitment. I hope this frees you to join a women’s study in your church or elsewhere on-line for a session and then when it ends – maybe join us here during your breaks. Or if you have no other studies – join me on this journey every single month.
Do you have a schedule of what is to come so we can plan?
Yes – this is the tentative schedule for the next 7 months (subject to change):
September – Esther, I & II Peter, I, II, III John, Jude and Psalm 1 & 2
October - Galatians, Genesis (ch.1-25)
November – Genesis (ch.26-50) Psalms 3–7
December – Matthew, Psalms 8-11
January – Proverbs
February – Exodus (ch.1-28)
March – Exodus (ch.29-40), unsure
This past summer I began this reading plan pictured below. The title of it is humorous: “Read through the Bible Program for Shirkers and Slackers”. I like this plan because it does not have dates or time frames on it. This helps someone like me who feels a tinge of guilt when I don’t successfully check off the boxes in just ONE year.
I dug through my drawer looking for one of my completed reading plans and the only one I could find was my husband’s. You will see below that his reading plan was setup to be completed in one year, but according to the dates he recorded, it took him 2 years to complete.
I plan to create a special reading plan with all the books of the Bible and chapter numbers listed for all of us to use. It will not have months, dates or time frames. My hope is that we do not feel condemnation when we miss a day…or week…or month but that we would get up and keep on going.
Please remember that checked off boxes do not earn the favor of Jesus. We are already declared righteous because of his sacrifice on the cross. This is an endeavor to know God more richly, to grow in righteousness, walk with the King daily and to be women living well.
Printable reading plans will be posted here within the next 2 weeks.
What about Good Morning Girls Accountability Groups?
All of the details explaining Good Morning Girls and how to find a group or form one >>>> is here!
Within the next 2 weeks, I will also be posting extra Bible study methods including an explanation of the signature GMG method of Bible Study called the S.O.A.P. method.
I look forward to Blogging Through the Bible with you, starting Sunday, August 31st.
Walk with the King,
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