Here is my Bible reading plan.
Buy a new Bible. This is one of the fun parts of the plan. You get a new Bible every time you read through the Bible. Eventually you will have a collection of different versions and styles.
Try to Read some every day. You know an average reader can read the whole Bible in a year at a pace of just twelve minutes a day! Learn to not skip days. If you do just jump back in and pick up where you left off.
Buy a set of highlighters. Highlight passages that stand out to you and keep moving. Don’t get bogged down but try to mark something on every page. This will give you a nice colorful Bible that becomes a treasure to you. Mark up that Bible, but keep moving.
Move the Ribbon. Don’t worry about missing a day, just move the ribbon when you read simply keep the ribbon moving. Read as a “fly-over.” Jot down questions and just keep going. You will be surprised how the Bible answers it’s own questions and how when you have a question in the back of your mind you will pick up an answer from a Pastor or friend, or a radio broadcast or internet site.
Date your accomplishment.When you finish a book take a small pen and date your accomplishment. This will motivate you to keep going.
Talk about it with others who care about your spiritual growth. It helps to have a bit of friendly accountability to keep you moving.
Don’t worry about how long it takes to read though the Bible. I have used this method to read through the Bible in 18 months and I have used it to read through the Bible in less then tree months. Once I read through a nice little pocket NIV New Testament in about a week with this same method. (It is the one pictured)
Let me know what you think or if you are going to try my plan this year.
December 27, 2013