Friday, September 2, 2011

New Challenge!

Hello all!

Not much news today. Just came back from hanging out with the church youth, which was a lot of fun. It's great to get to know everyone a bit better. :-)

The youth leader gave us a challenge today, but one I've been doing almost every day. He wants us to read the entire Book of John by the end of November. So 21 chapters in 30 days.

At this stage I'm reading a chapter out of Genesis and Mark every day, as I want to get through both testaments as soon as possible. However, his challenge brought something home to me that I think that God has been trying to tell me for months now.

See, I need to cover a lot of ground in the Bible, but in doing so, I'm focusing on speed. Basically, Tian (the youth leader) told us to keep a journal of what we read.

I've done this before, and it was very fulfilling, but for some reason I fell out of it again.

This was the reminder that I have to stop promising tomorrow tomorrow and start doing it.

To be honest, I am so grateful for this challenge, as it gives me exactly the incentive I need to focus on my alone time with God. This can only be a wonderful thing.

What about you? Do you believe in God? (I still love you if you don't.) If yes, do you write down what you've read, or anything that you've experienced as God's child?

Also, since I'll be making a point of writing about it, would anyone be interested in reading some of my week's journal?


Steph Schmidt said...

I'm a firm believer of God. I wanted to learn more about my faith, so I consider myself very lucky that my senior thesis class happens to be 'Judaism and Christianity in the Formative Period'. All of my required reading each week comes out of the Bible and additional scholar texts to give another perspective to interpret the passages.

It's very different reading the Bible in chronological order vs going cover to cover.

Susan Kane said...

I have been reading in the Book of John for about a month. I keep going back and re-reading. Right now I am ch. 14, the Crucifixion is looming.

Claudia Moser said...

For sure I'll be interested to read some of your thoughts!

Connie Keller said...

Yes, I believe in God and am so thankful for what Jesus has done for me--making peace with the Father through his death on the cross.

I'm reading through Judges and 1 Samuel.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm still not sure if I believe in God. I believe in science. It's something I've been struggling with due to the questions my kids are now asking. I've made sure they understand that there are two sides to the equation, and they should belief in what feels right to them.