I started January 1st, 2011 and on December 29th I completed my reading through the Bible chronologically. I loved it, as I had never read it in this order before.
I thought getting through this last few weeks on time was nearly impossible, but I burned the candle late some nights to keep on track. Last night after enjoying a wonderful dinner at my sweet friend Betty's house and arriving home to a sleeping house, I cozied up with a good fat blanket and my last few chapters of Revelation.
Tears were in my eyes as I got to the last few words...
Come Lord Jesus come...
what a wonderful year I had with Him.
I am not sure what I will be studying this year...the Holy Spirit hasn't said much as of yet. I am asking though, as I want to follow His heart for me and don't want to miss a thing. I long for deep and meaty times with Him. I long to have more time in prayer with Him. I long for Him to transform me into His likeness, definitely less of me and more of Him. I want Him to teach me how to give to each what they need from me in that moment. I want to learn to be intentionally present. I want to be a better listener and a kinder friend.
I have a heart full of adoration and thankfulness for what He called me to, that He enabled me to stick the coarse and finish well. I encourage each of you to consider reading through the Word this year. If you've done it before, maybe it is time to begin once again. I honestly was amazed at how it spoke to me afresh this time through.
I pray He uses it all for His glory and that somehow it encourages you too to press in harder.
Come Lord Jesus, please do come!
picture courtesy of my friend Jeff Crandall