Day 68

I have not posted about my 90 day challenge for a while now.  I have not given up.  I have fallen behind several times but I am still hanging in there.  Today I made the transition from the Old Testament to the New Testament  (Zech. 11 to Matt. 4).

One thing I have found that is helpful if you are unable to find quiet time to read the entire passage without interruptions is to listen to the bible passage.  If you go to The Bible in 90 you can listen to your days assigned reading.  My children have enjoyed listening to the reading as well.  Of course it is much more meaningful when you can have quiet focused time and read the passage yourself.  But in a busy household, quiet can be hard to find sometimes and this way leaves you without excuse.

Week 2 of the Bible in 90 Days Challenge

Today is day 9 of the Bible in 90 days Challenge.  I am half way through Leviticus.  It is amazing to be blazing through the Bible at such lightning speed and to be honest I got a little behind the first week.  But thankfully Sabbath afternoon I spent a little extra time catching up.

It is about 40 minutes worth of readying every day.  This a luxury I do not get easily but I have made this commitment of getting up at 5 am every morning.  Oh, believe me it has not been easy–most mornings I am so tired I just want to roll over and snuggle deeper in the covers.  But I have not regretted making the “sacrifice”.  This time has also made it possible for some quiet time and alone time to exercise.  It is so much easier to exercise without a little one hanging on to your leg.

In my reading today the thing that struck me was the incredible detail that was involved in atoning sin and that sin has a price that must be paid.  Thankfully we have Jesus.  I am so thankful that His blood paid the price of sin.  But we still live in a sinful world and although I am not saying that we must live in a constant state of worry, “Have I sinned?”  Yes, God freely forgives but He also says that we must ask.  The psalmist said “search my heart”.  I have become convicted that I do not search my heart as I should, asking forgiveness of my fellow-man (namely my family) and of God.

A wonderful Bible Study Resource

Sheri Graham from Graham Family Ministries (by the way an excellent website with some wonderful resources) posted this link and I wanted to pass it on, on our site because this resource is that good.

Through the Bible with My Child

by Charles Sharman

Price: $17.12
Availability: usually ships within 2-3 business days
Edition: Paperback, 368 pages (11 x 8.2 x 0.8 inches)
Publisher: Anchor-Cross Media (2009)
ISBN: 978-0974272719

Through the Bible with My Child helps parents teach their children God’s word. This book provides a method and a plan: a method to teach the Bible to young children, and a plan to cover the Bible in four school years. Supplemented with memorization recommendations, daily review questions, writing pages, blank maps, and tests, Through the Bible with My Child offers a complete introduction to the Bible for elementary age children.

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Don’t miss the free pdf from above.   If you are like our family you make it a goal to read through the Bible on a regular basis.  This book will help you add depth to your bible reading.  I have also created little booklets for my 4th and 2nd year boys so they can fill out their findings as we read.