¡HOLA, HOLA! Can someone please explain to me how did we get to week 35 in a breeze? YAY! Maybe, after all, this daily wearing of our habit truly became our daily habit. I hope you feel comfortable in it, and I trust that all those around you can see how well it looks on you. We know that habits cannot be hidden for too long, all become visible at one point or another, and so it is the same with the habit of Bible reading and prayer. Be encouraged, Sister. Every time you read your Bible, the Word of God is at work in you!
I want to share with you something that puzzled me this week. I listened to a Podcast in which a renown author was being interviewed on how he read the Bible. To my surprise, he said that he didn’t necessarily have a plan. In fact his approach was that, if he didn’t feel like he was getting much from, let’s say I Kings, he would happily skip to his favorite passages somewhere else. Now, the question we must ask ourselves is this: do we really need to have a plan to read the Bible? (And I know that this question is an odd question to add when we are almost done with our Bible reading plan! But we always need to be thinking about what we are doing and why we are doing it.) Well, no, not necessarily, but if you choose not to have a plan, you must build some sort of structure (a plan? Ha!) so that you will not only read your favorite passages, but read all the Bible. We need all of God’s Word to feed our soul, edify us, and transform us. We need to read all the Word of God to
begin to understand all the Word of God. This leads us to say that yes, having a plan laid out is a wonderful thing to help us get to our destination on time and without missing anything as we go. And we have already seen this, right? We have been encouraging one another to keep walking, to keep turning pages, because we all want to get to our destination, we all want to stand together at the top of the mountain and be amazed at the wonderful view, to see the whole Story of Redemption laid our before us in all its glory!
So, Friends, get ready: our plan will continue! We are already working on the Summer Bible Reading Challenge, the reading plan is done, and now we are working on the graphics and design. And we can’t wait to start a new journey with you!
This week we will finish reading Zechariah, and then we’ll read 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Philemon, and we will start Revelation and 2 Corinthians along with Psalms 81-84 and Proverbs 31. We have a catch-up day on Thursday in which I recommend you read 2 Peter.
Remember what we said in our last webinar: Read as you pray and pray as you read. Don’t skim over the harder passages. And those things you do understand, take heed and apply in your daily life. God will bless your coming to His Word this week too!
May our prayer this week be, “Lord, direct our way to you and make us increase and abound in love for one another, so that our hearts may be established blameless in holiness before you, our God and Father.” (I Thess. 3:11-12)
Under His sun and by His grace,
Becky Pliego and the Team of Christ Church Ladies Fellowship