Monday, September 13, 2010

Honesty

An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips. ~ Proverbs 24:26

When I decided to join in on the Bible in 90 Days Challenge, I truly believed that I would be able to finish, the entire Bible, in just 90 days! I started out strong; was always right on schedule or a day ahead, but then it happened. I started to slack and get lazy in my readings. I started to get a few days behind. And now, well I have to be honest. I am 18 days behind!

And while I am being honest, I have to admit that I started to read for all the wrong reasons. I wanted to be "part of the group" and stay on track with everyone and I wasn't reading to learn or grow in my relationship. I was reading for "bragging rights". I need this relationship and closeness with God more than I need the "bragging rights".

I started off praying that this would set me in the right direction for a daily quiet time with  my Heavenly Father. And while it has done that to some extent, I am still not satisfied with myself and I know I need to work a lot harder! {I make time for everything else in my day, why not HIM?}

So I have decided to start fresh. To wipe my slate clean and to pray away my guilt. I felt God calling me to do this from the beginning and I still believe He wants to see me finish.

I figured out that if I read 24 pages a day instead of the normal 12, I will still finish by October 2nd! This goal is still reachable. I have not yet entered the point of no return.

For those of you who are still in the race and right where you should be, I congratulate you! What an awesome achievement!

For those of you who may be behind, like myself, do. not. give. up! You can do this if you put your heart and soul into it!

I am asking for prayers as I continue on. Can you do that for me fellow B90 readers? I promise to continue to pray for all of you as well.

I love Jesus. I love His Word; and I want to grow closer to Him through it!

{The following verse has been my encouragement through this whole challenge. I have quoted it before and will most likely quote it again!}

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. ~ Galatians 6:9

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For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel. ~ Ezra 7:10

2 comments:

  1. You made me cry! I am so glad you have grown with this, and know why you are doing it. Bragging rights certainly won't get us closer to our Father, and you are brave to admit that.
    You will do this!!
    And I am adding you to my prayer list right now!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, BTW!

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  2. I think you're doing wonderful and I will definitely be praying! You WILL finish...the number of days isn't important. Don't give up!

    http://homewithpurpose.blogspot.com/2010/09/bible-in-90-days-b90days-week-elevenday.html

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Honesty

An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips. ~ Proverbs 24:26

When I decided to join in on the Bible in 90 Days Challenge, I truly believed that I would be able to finish, the entire Bible, in just 90 days! I started out strong; was always right on schedule or a day ahead, but then it happened. I started to slack and get lazy in my readings. I started to get a few days behind. And now, well I have to be honest. I am 18 days behind!

And while I am being honest, I have to admit that I started to read for all the wrong reasons. I wanted to be "part of the group" and stay on track with everyone and I wasn't reading to learn or grow in my relationship. I was reading for "bragging rights". I need this relationship and closeness with God more than I need the "bragging rights".

I started off praying that this would set me in the right direction for a daily quiet time with  my Heavenly Father. And while it has done that to some extent, I am still not satisfied with myself and I know I need to work a lot harder! {I make time for everything else in my day, why not HIM?}

So I have decided to start fresh. To wipe my slate clean and to pray away my guilt. I felt God calling me to do this from the beginning and I still believe He wants to see me finish.

I figured out that if I read 24 pages a day instead of the normal 12, I will still finish by October 2nd! This goal is still reachable. I have not yet entered the point of no return.

For those of you who are still in the race and right where you should be, I congratulate you! What an awesome achievement!

For those of you who may be behind, like myself, do. not. give. up! You can do this if you put your heart and soul into it!

I am asking for prayers as I continue on. Can you do that for me fellow B90 readers? I promise to continue to pray for all of you as well.

I love Jesus. I love His Word; and I want to grow closer to Him through it!

{The following verse has been my encouragement through this whole challenge. I have quoted it before and will most likely quote it again!}

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. ~ Galatians 6:9

Photobucket


For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel. ~ Ezra 7:10

2 comments:

  1. You made me cry! I am so glad you have grown with this, and know why you are doing it. Bragging rights certainly won't get us closer to our Father, and you are brave to admit that.
    You will do this!!
    And I am adding you to my prayer list right now!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, BTW!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think you're doing wonderful and I will definitely be praying! You WILL finish...the number of days isn't important. Don't give up!

    http://homewithpurpose.blogspot.com/2010/09/bible-in-90-days-b90days-week-elevenday.html

    ReplyDelete

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