So with that said it brings me to a couple more comments and confessions. Mine; about the subject of reading the Bible through in 2012.
As I said yesterday I have made the attempt many times. But as I think about it now I realize a couple of reasons why I failed so miserably.
Here's a couple of reasons I tried before . . .
- A legalistic attitude . . . sounds kind of strange dosen't it? But; as I thought about it. I realized that some of those times I was trying to be able to check of a mark in my Sunday School quarterly. (anyone remember those?)
And how many of us me included tried for this reason. And, failed miserably.
#2. It's good for 'me'. It'll help 'me' get closer to God.
'Me' yep. What a good reason for 'me'. To help 'me'
Yes just like beause someone else suggested it. Doing it for 'me' is actually a very good and valuable reason but let's face it if it worked for 'ME' I probably wouldn't be writing this post.
And so this year I want to do it Just Because. Yep no other reason. Not because someone told me to. Not because I want to check of a box in a quarterly. Not because I want to learn more about the Bible. And all the other 'good' reasons.
Just Because . . . God said to. Yep. That's right.
Obediance. For me I think that the big key at least for me right now is obediance. I want to please my father.
But, your thinking in away all those other reasons are being obediant. And actually they are. And I think you'll agree that it's our mind set that will spur us on and keep us going. We have to determine to do this. For all those reasons and many more. And Just Because.
But,we are human and we fail. And so that is why we need each other. We need each other for . . .
And there are some sweet friends that I am praying will decide to join. In fact I'll be emailing and commenting on your posts and walls ane inviting you!
Those of you that have already joined me I began praying for you as soon as I received your email.
And, I am praying for your weekend. I pray that you have a peaceful and stressless next few days. I pray that you and your family are safe throughout this weekend.
And I look forward to starting fresh on Monday and begin our Journey through the . . .
Thanks again for joining me. It is my plan to actually begin reading together with you on Monday.
Tomorrow I hope to write another post to encourage you and others to join us. If you haven't already please sign up to receive my posts via email. And, when you do either email me or write a comment on any post and let me know your joining us! See you tomorrow!