Monday, September 06, 2010

I FINISHED!

I did it!


I read the Bible, cover to cover, in 80 days. I pushed through to the end today, and read the last 6 day sections in one day. The writings of Paul, Timothy, and the other disciples at the end of the New Testament were riveting for me. It was easy to keep going until the end.

This may sound cliche, but it really was life changing for me. In June, when I started, I felt God calling me strongly to do this. Looking back on the events of the past month, I really feel he wanted me to be immersed in the scriptures as my family and I went through this challenge with my Dad. It was so comforting to feel God next to me every day, and to hear him talking to me through my daily time in the Word.

I learned SO MUCH. Before I read the Bible, I knew bits and pieces of scripture, and didn't know much of the "big picture". So much makes sense to me now, and I have a clearer idea of what I need to do to be a follower of Jesus. I learned so much about my roles as wife, mother, and teacher. I feel closer to Jesus. And also? I feel JOY.

Thanks so much to Amy at Moms Toolbox, for leading this challenge. I am so thankful for your leadership and guidance, and for providing us with this opportunity.

I would love for all of you to join me this winter at Moms Toolbox in reading the Bible in 90 Days. That's right! I'm going to do it again! I know there is so much more God wants to say to me, and I am going to be able to study more deeply on my second time through. I am also going to serve as a mentor to other readers. I am passionate about sharing this experience with others! Pray about it...I would be so excited to read with you!

3 comments:

Amy@ MomsToolbox said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited for you and for this new chapter in your life!

Congratulations on finishing reading the entire Bible.

I am so thankful that you chose to read with us... you have been so inspiring along the way, I can only imagine what a wonderful mentor you will be for the next group.

And, of course, I can only imagine the other impact this experience will have on your life and those around you.

Thanks for reading with us. And thanks for offering to help others have that same experience. :)

Lou-Ann said...

When is the next challenge starting?

Amelia said...

Good job! I think that is wonderful. I'd like to join the next challenge...I'll go check it out.

(By the way, I wandered here from Cjane's blog. It's nice to meet you!)

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