What's Your Plan for Bible Reading in 2015?
Now is a great time to plan your times alone with God for next year. I would suggest that if you don't plan them, like anything else, they won't happen. The past several years I have used plans from YouVersion. I read it on my iPad and don't have to look up what to read next, it is ready for me every morning. You can find those plans here.
My most meaningful experiences reading my Bible have come when I have done less. I spent two years reading one chapter of the New Testament per day. I spend a whole year in college meditating on one verse per day through some of the most beautiful chapters in the Bible. I believed the promise of the first chapter of Psalms:
but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. (Psalm 1:2-3 ESV)
You don't need to do a lot, but you need to do something. As a wise coach told me once, "A little a lot is better than a lot a little." Hmmm.
One of the great joys of my life, too, has been celebrating with my children as they've read through the Bible. Tomorrow the youngest will complete her first time all the way through! We are planning to sit together while we both complete our respective reading plans. Whether it is a family member or someone else, getting a buddy to read with you will help you stick with your commitment.
Make 2015 a year in God's Word!