Blog Through The Bible


Life is a journey from this temporary, earthly home to an eternal one. I’ve longed much to have the Word of God written on my heart as I read through the entire text of the Bible in one year. It is one of those things on my spiritual “To Do” List that I still have left undone.

PROPOSAL: Commit to reading daily Three Chapters A Day-365 Days of Scriptures- individually, and writing a weekly post about what God is doing through your reading. Some of you may want to take some extra time to dig in and word study a bit, but let’s try to limit our posts to what we read and what God is saying to us through Holy Spirit and His Word.

Anyone who completes 50 out of 52 week of the Bible Reading journey will be entered to win a Brand New Spirit-Filled-Life Bible (NKJV) by Thomas Nelson Publishers. How will I know-You’ll check in here with a comment of course.

Boundaries in any good relationship are essential – so let’s do some boundary setting – what do you say?

  • Boundary #1: Bathe yourself in prayer. 1 John 1:9 tells us that we are to confess our transgressions to God and He is faithful and just to not only complete that forgiving work He began on the cross, but to also cleanse and purify us from all unrighteousness. If you don’t know if you have anything in your heart that needs confession then ask the Holy Spirit to show you. After you’ve confessed, appropriate the promised forgiveness and cleansing to yourself and ask Him to speak a word to you as you read.

  • Boundary #2: When you pick up the Scriptures lay aside what you already KNOW, and observe how the words come to life as you read them from your heart. God’s Word is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It will cut us to our heart if we let it.A living Word will always bring something new to the table. Read these words like you’ve never read them before in Your life. Listen for the rhema words of God to ring in your heart. Words just for you. Ask God to begin writing these words on your heart.

  • Boundary #3: Make an appointment each day to meet with God and each week to meet with us. If you get behind, show up anyway. In Mary Kay we used to say that if you have a bad week you need the meeting and if you have a good week the meeting needs you. The truth we’re all busy with a “To Do” List a mile long. God has shown me lately that we have room in our lives for what we make time for – will you make time for this?

  • Boundary #4: Let’s work hard to honor one another. A culture of honor applies mercy rather than judgment, and offers encouragement in love rather than correction and discipline. It balances the scales – so to speak. I believe this is what Jesus meant in Matthew 3:8 when He said, “I desire mercy rather than sacrifice.” And, again in the Old Testament when Micah prophesied, “Do justice and love mercy.” Seek to walk justly in my own life while loving mercy for the lives of others. Because honor values the person – let’s not offer counsel unless it is asked for, and let’s not correct openly – but do discuss what the posts and comments are doing in your own heart. Let’s do that, shall we?

  • Boundary #5: If you have a blog – write about this there! This will help you to link your post back here. Be sure to leave a comment and use to direct us to your post each week.

Will you join me?

If your answer is Yes! Then let the redeemed of the Lord say so… IN. A. COMMENT. ๐Ÿ™‚

TO. JOIN. IN: Post your first name (last names are permitted, but are optional), where you are from and today… Post your favorite verse of Scripture.

THEN: Check back here on Friday, December 31st for the first week’s reading assignments – You will find the weekly reading assignments posted Friday at 12:00 am each week.

FINALLY: Chime in on Monday, January 3rd for our introductory post. We’ll be talking about what we are seeking the Lord for in 2011 and what we are praying He will do in our lives as we Blog through the Bible together!

19 thoughts on “Blog Through The Bible

  1. Sallye, San Angelo TX. favorite scripture Psalms 57:1 Be merciful to me, O God be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You, and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge. Until these calamities have passed by. NKJV

  2. Sallye,

    I’m so glad you’re joining in. May the Lord richly bless you. I may be claiming that Scripture for myself soon. The one I’ve been enthralled with lately is “But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the hous of God; I trust in God’s faithful love forever and ever.” Psalm 52:8 HCSB

  3. The enemy is attacking our family so strong right now!!! Please pray for us and I want to blog through the Bible with you!-Dena’

  4. Dena’ –

    I’m totally praying for your family. It was just two years ago around this time that I felt the enemy had our number but good. The Lord totally turned it around and He did it in me. Jump on in… The post with the daily reading assignments will be up tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Blessings.

  5. April says:
    December 30, 2010 at 11:05 pm (Edit)

    This is April, joining you from Orlando, FL. My favorite verse changes frequently. Right now I love 2 Corinthians 6:10 โ€“ โ€œSorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, yet possessing everything.โ€

  6. Amy M. says:
    December 30, 2010 at 11:49 pm (Edit)

    Iโ€™m going to try to do this one AND the one weโ€™re beginning at church. Husband was brain injured on July 10 (high-severe), and he has expressed the willingness to join the Bible-in-a-Year Sunday School at our church. Which means I am joining too. And, no Iโ€™m NOT complaining! I WANT to do both this blog, which is a fabulous idea, by the way, and the one at church. YOURS is starting sooner! They should be starting this Sunday but will have to begin next; so if, IF itโ€™s the same reading plan, Iโ€™ll have a jump on it, plus get to meet a whole NEW group of believers here on this blog, which is really exciting!
    My favorite verse for quite a while now: โ€œI am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Me.โ€ John 14:6
    Amy
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  7. Karen says:
    December 31, 2010 at 11:58 pm (Edit)

    Yes, new friend. I am joining in. I need this so much. I will be doing this along with the Bible in 90 days. I need to get in the Word daily and establish the habit of reading the Word all the time so I know how to live! Thank you for doing this!

    Karen says:
    January 1, 2011 at 12:00 am (Edit)

    woopsie, forgot to add
    I am from Iowa and my fave verse is Jeremiah 29:11 as his plan 4 years ago changed my entire life!

  8. I am excited to join all of you on this adventure! From what I do know about the Holy Spirit, we should probably fasten our seat belts. I’ve got a feeling of excitement about this. Can’t wait to see what is revealed in and through all of us as we journey together.
    My favorite scripture changes too April. Right now it’s been:
    I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

  9. Yes, I am on board with you Michelle (my roomie from the Siesta Fiesta). I so need this I have been in the wilderness wandering and hiding from my God and Savior. I have not been to church in over a year. I need God so much.
    From: Champaign, IL
    Isaiah 40:10

  10. Thanks for creating this blog Michelle and sharing your heart and prophetic words as we travel this road of scriptural reading together.
    I am excited to see what God has in store for us in 2011.
    Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.

  11. Alexia! I’m so glad to see you, and so glad to know you are jumping back into the boat with us on this journey. Remember, Sweet Friend. That God will let you run as far away from Him as you choose, but He is always right there with you when you turn back His way. He’s waiting on you.

    There’s a song by Phillips, Craig and Dean “When God Ran…” You should listen – It is for you I think. Love you sweet friend. Looking forward to all God will do as we Blog through His Word together.

    BLessings.

  12. Kimberly! I was so excited to see you are from Argyle. Welcome and thank you for your sweet and wonderful words of encouragement. I’m grateful you are joining in. I love Psalm 119 – as long as it is I think it has a tremendous message about our journey this year through God’s Word. Blessings… “See You” soon.

  13. Hey Michelle, Glad to see y0u are doing this I have read your Blog and seen your artwork , beautiful!!!!! I’m excited to join in. My new years res. was to read thru the
    Bible, This will be fun to do with others. I am from Rhome TX. I’ve known Michelle
    for along time, looking forword to getting to know the rest of you. My favorite verse is
    simply Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who gives me strength.

  14. Hey, Dena. Now this is exciting! It is so good when old and new friends come together… It’s going to be a grand time as we walk this journey together. Can’t wait to see what God will do. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. What an awesome way to share what the Word is speaking in to each of us! I hope it’s not too late to join, I’ve already been reading and will post a blog today to “catch up” for this week! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. I’m so excited to see you visiting Blog Through The Bible and joining in, Jesi.

    SO. EXCITED. I can’t wait to read your insights!

    Did you get my email about tomorrow? My phone died, but I will check in a little later online.

    Blessings & Welcome Aboard!
    Michelle

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