Wednesday, March 17, 2010
At the end of December, I decided that I was going to read through the entire Bible in the year 2010 -- from cover to cover. I haven't done that since I was in Bible School and it was an assignment that I had to do.
That was 12 years ago. So I figured it was high time that I get re-acquainted with all of the books of the Bible. So I joined my sister (and many others) on a reading plan -- in the chronological order of how the Bible was written -- to accomplish this goal.
But I am struggling.
Not that I am behind -- I am right up to where I should be with the schedule. But the problem is that I am not enjoying it. At the beginning I was...I would soak it all up and get really excited about it. But now that I am 2 1/2 months into it, it sounds bad to say it, but the novelty is wearing off.
It feels like now it is more of a chore than something I want to do. And that's a bad feeling for me. It's not that I don't want to do daily readings in my Bible -- but I'm starting to think that I would maybe get more out of it if I were to follow a devotional book. Goodness knows I have plenty of those kicking around that I've never really used. Perhaps it's time I dust one of those off instead..?
But on the other hand, I would feel like a failure if I gave up on this Bible reading plan. But if I'm not really getting anything out of it, wouldn't it be better to give a devotional book a chance?
So I'm torn. What are your thoughts? Have you read the Bible in a year and struggled with the same things? Should I just give it more time, or should I re-vamp my Bible reading to better suit my spiritual needs at this point? Feedback is definitely welcome...please!