Thursday, December 29, 2011

Follow Through

Follow through.  I sometimes have a problem with that.  Not always, but on certain things.  For instance, I have made a "resolution" for the past 2 years that I am going to read the Bible through in a year.  I've been a Christian for 30 years and have never read the Bible all the way through.  Maybe if I embarrass myself publicly, it'll make me finally follow through! 
I've been convicted about my lack of follow through numerous times.  Like when I learned that traditional Jewish children have the Torah (the first 5 books of the Bible) memorized...not just read, but memorized! the time they are 13 years old! And devout Muslim children have the Koran memorized by the age of 10?  Seriously?  WOW!  
And I was convicted again a few years ago about reading the Bible all the way through after I had fully read all the Twilight Saga (HUGE books, by the way) in about a month time span because it was so darn riveting!  Well, this year I have read SO many other books that have all been amazing, but have only read a little bit of my Bible.  I'm on staff at my church.  This should be a better track record for me. 
So, it is now my public resolution of what I'll be doing this year.  I got a One Year Chronological Bible for Christmas to make my goal a little easier.  I started reading it last night because I know I will inevitably get behind at some point in the year, so I might as well get a head start!  Last year I made this same resolution, and last week my son asked me how it was coming on my Bible reading.  SLAM!  Nothing like being called out by your 9 year old.  "Well, son, I only made it to Numbers".  His response..."well, you better get to reading, Mom."
So, I am getting to reading.  And I plan to even blog about so you can all hold me accountable!  Feel free to ask me at church, on facebook, or wherever you run into me how my Bible reading it coming.
Follow through.  I resolve that to be better this year!  I'm pretty sure the world is not ending in 2012, so I plan to make sure that by 2013, my Bible is fully read!  Wanna join me?