Sunday, January 29, 2006

how is it going?

Hello everyone,


Mary Beth's last post got me thinking. I'm wondering how it's going in your life, and how God is working in you through your Bible reading?

*Have you settled into any kind of pattern with the reading yet?

*Are there special days of the week that are more difficult to do the reading than others?

*Is this reading programme giving you joy?

*How are you extending God's grace to yourself, so that the pressure to complete the reading is healthy and not competetive?


*what do you like /dislike about this programme.

answers in triplicate - I mean below in the comments - on in a post of your own :)

love and blessings,
Lorna

2 Comments:

At 1/29/2006 2:26 AM, Blogger see-through faith said...

*Have you settled into any kind of pattern with the reading yet?

erm No. In the seminary I'd take half of the reading early in the morning, and then do the other half later. Often in bed. I've been away for two weeks, so now have to find a routine that works at home.

*Are there special days of the week that are more difficult to do the reading than others?

weekdays are easier at home. Friday is the most difficult for me because I teach that day and Friday evenings are family night.

*Is this reading programme giving you joy?

I've really wanted to get into the Word, so in the main it's been a joy. I've been excited and it's also helped me relate to the God of history more. If that makes sense?

*How are you extending God's grace to yourself, so that the pressure to complete the reading is healthy and not competetive?

I remind myself that it's ok to be behind and that the programme is to help me not to be obeyed. I think our motto "it's all good" has helped too and I've been interested in how others have coped with this. We are all winners in God's eyes and that's great :)

*what do you like /dislike about this programme.

For me to stop mid chapter or mid idea is plain irritating so I tend to read to the end of a chapter, or if there's only 1-2 more chapters in a book for the day's reading, I'll work to the end. I make the programme work for me.

 
At 1/29/2006 7:59 PM, Blogger Rachel's Big Dunk said...

*Have you settled into any kind of pattern with the reading yet?

With my current health situation, I am actually able to do a lot more reading during the day. Before that I was reading mostly in the evening before bed.

*Are there special days of the week that are more difficult to do the reading than others?

No, I find that I am able to get to it equally well on the weekends or weekdays.

*Is this reading programme giving you joy?

Yes. I am thrilled to read the stories I have heard all my life in their original context. I find the reading challenging, but in a really good way. I feel like I am growing from it and it has been a wonderful project during my current health situation. I am, indeed, finding it joyful.

*How are you extending God's grace to yourself, so that the pressure to complete the reading is healthy and not competetive?

I am not feeling even the slightest bit competitive. I am now ahead enough in the daily reading that I feel ok only finishing half of it on a given day. But mostly I want to read more, not less. I am less concerned with the page markers and more concerned with the content. And I am amazed that I have come so far in such a short time. I feels like a huge accomplishment. I feel God's grace in the whole process.


*what do you like /dislike about this programme.

I love that we are doing it together, even if we are all at different points. I love that it is raising a ton of questions that will provide fodder for further study later. I love that I finally know who Jezebel was. And Jesse. And Jehoshaphat! (The whole bunch of Jehoshaphats! LOL)

What I don't love... I can't think of anything. Even when the reading gets bogged down and slow, I am interested enough to keep going. That might very well be God's grace at work!

 

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