Sunday, February 12, 2012
It is easy to get overwhelmed by the task but I just focused on one day at a time. And I decided I didn't have to do anything else that year, just read my daily portion. I wasn't in a bible study that year, didn't try to read a devotional, didn't tell myself I had to even have a deep thought on what I was reading or pray afterward. Just had to read every day. Some days I would have a deep thought worth journaling about but most days I just read and moved on. I remember the day I finished Job and knew I had read further than I had in the past. It was a mini victory that kept me motivated to continue. Occasionally I would have to find time for a little catch up work but for the most part I read my daily portion quickly each morning and moved on. And getting an overview of the whole bible that way, not studying each verse but just enjoying the story, was wonderful. You get to see God's presence and his hand in the wholeness of the story.