Friday, December 30, 2011

Bible 2012 part Two

First . . . Thank you to all of you who have already commented or emailed about my challenge. Your sweet comments and emails honesty Blessed me.  

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 . . .

  1. 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?) 
I am wondering how many of us have tried and tried because they heard a pastor or a teacher.  Or even a friend talk about or encourage you to Read the Bible this year! 

             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 . . .

I need your help.  I  need you sweet sister to pray me through this challenge.  And, I want to lift you up and pray for you and with you daily as we go through this Journey together. 

I want to begin today praying for you.  Some of you I don't even know yet.  But I know that there are sweet sisters out there feeling a longing to Obediently following the Father.  And are ready to jump in and join me and take this challenge. 

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!


Ika Devita Susanti said...

Amen. I am praying too for us. Let the chain works and let God be glorified.

PS: Thank you for commenting on my blog. :)

Denise said...

I will pray for us both.

Ika Devita Susanti said...

Be back soon, because I also lost the schedule.. I hope the keypad will be fixed soon.

Beth in NC said...

Hi Sherry! I pray it goes well for you. I would join you, but I rarely have time to even visit other blogs and comment. :o( Perhaps my schedule will improve now that Christmas is behind us.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Farming On Faith said...

Hello Sherry~ so good to hear from you again!

It was a rough year last year and blogging was thrown by the wayside.

Praying you have a blessed New Year!