To quote my friend, Wendy Pope, who inspired me to read through the entire Word of God in 2009: "WOO HOO"!!!!!!! I did it!!!!!!! I read through the NIV Chronological One-Year Bible in 2009.
Now, truly I give God the glory! His Word is my delight because I have tasted the goodness of the Word of God. His Word is truth. It is living and active. It is boundless in life, encouragement and conviction. "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." Hebrews 4:12
There were a few times when I got behind by a couple of days. And I'll admit I quickly glanced over some of the hard-to-pronounce names in the book of Numbers and in genealogies throughout the Bible rather than reading them slowly. But, by His grace, I read through the entire Word in 2009.
If you've never done this, I encourage you to do it in 2010! Wendy is doing it again in 2010! Trust Him to speak to your heart through His word. "Then He opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures..." Luke 24:45
I am excited now for 2010 and what my daily morning quiet time with Him in His Word will reveal to my heart. I am trusting Him to transform my heart and to bring forth fruit as I abide in Him. He will convict and cleanse. He will encourage and guide. He will give new life. May all of us continually taste, savor and steep ourselves in the goodness of His Word!
"The Spirit of truth...will guide you into all truth." John 16:12
"Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth." John 17:17