As I’m sure you have noticed, I have not posted a Bible in 90 Days Check-in for the last few weeks. I just haven’t been able to keep up with the reading. I’ve been reading every day, but I just haven’t been able to keep up with the schedule. In all honesty, I did not believe that there was any way that I could come close to getting caught up as I was that far behind.
On Saturday, I was able to get caught up some on my reading while Munchkin and D were riding their dirt bikes. Sitting in the quiet desert surrounded by the beauty of the Lord’s creations made the reading much easier. Unfortunately, I was still far behind in my reading.
Apparently, the Lord had plans in mind for me. Sunday morning, I woke up with a horrible headache. I wasn’t going to make it to church. I was too sensitive to light and sound. My head throbbed.
I thought about what several other people had said about listening to scripture since I wouldn’t be able to read scripture due to my headache. D and Munchkin left for church, and I quickly found audioscriptures.org. After I turned on the audio, I closed my eyes and started listening to scripture. I ended up listening to the scripture reading for most of the day. By the end of the day, I finished only 2 days behind (or right on track if I use my grace days). What a blessing!
I found that listening to the scripture being read made different things jump out at me. In addition, listening to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John all in one day allowed me to really hear the similarities and differences in the gospels. (I told you I was really far behind!) It was quite interesting.
I do not have a specific passage in mind for this week. Listening to the gospel messages shortly before Easter was a real blessing. It reminded me of the great sacrifice of my Savior.
Munchkin fell slightly behind when she missed a few days in a row, but she’s right back on track. As soon as she realized she was behind, she set out to get caught up. She didn’t like being behind at all, so that was a good motivation for her.
It’s hard to believe that we’re in the final week of the challenge. By this time next week, Lord willing, both Munchkin and I will have read through the whole Bible!
How are you doing with your Bible reading so far this year? Whether you’re participating in this challenge or not, are you at least spending some time with the Lord daily? Please continue to pray for those who are striving to read their Bible daily this year. To see how others are doing with the 90 Day Bible Challenge, head over to Mom’s Toolbox.