Sunday, April 8, 2012

90 Days of Scripture

On Christmas Eve I was talking to my friend Kyle about his year overseas. One thing he told me that struck me was that he had read through the bible something like 5 times during the year. I was blown away. One year reading plans are pretty common, but I was intrigued by the prospect of reading the bible at an accelerated pace. So on January 1 I started a 90 day read through the bible plan.

I finished it right on schedule at the end of March, and I absolutely LOVED it. There were several reasons why I enjoyed this so much:

  • The accelerated pace brought new insights and caused me to see things in scripture that I had never noticed before. 
  • It takes a lot of time to read that much every day. Spending that time in God's word on a daily basis is really good for me personally.
  • When reading at that pace, the cohesiveness of scripture is really evident. 
  • It was great discipline.
After finishing up I've rejoined HDC's one year reading plan to stay on the "same page" as the rest of the church, but I am pretty sure I will do a 90 day plan again. If you've never done something like this, consider making the time. I guarantee you will not regret it.