Monday, December 31, 2012

Goal Accomplished!

During this year I was trying to accomplish a personal challenge  of reading through the whole Bible in 2012.  I wrote about it here on our blog this time last year and several other times throughout the year.

Today, the last day of the year, I actually finished! Whew!  I can´t believe I actually did it.  I read through the whole Bible in a year!  There were times I was ahead on my readings and other times I was behind on my readings and had to play catch up. Today, ONLY by the grace of God, I managed to read the last few chapters on my list.

My daily reading list for the year.  It was a booklet, but I cut it up to focus on a few months reading at a time.  I kept this folded up inside of my Bible.  As you can see, Sophia got a hold of it and made some "art" of her own.  :-)

This past year, I was PURPOSELY in the Word of God MORE...  This was really good for me personally.  I had to be disciplined and truly devote and purpose myself to choose the Word over other distractions.  As I picked up the Word and turned my eyes on the Lord, God brought much PEACE to my mind and heart... I spent many a sleepless night (due to my pregnancy) reading the Word of God in the stillness and quiet of the night.  These were wonderful moments with the Lord, just me and Him...

As I was reminded (just this morning) as I was reading the Bible,
"... man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord."
~Deut. 8:3b ~

This is the truth!  I live, breathe, and have my being because of an amazing God who lives and speaks to me through the Word of God - His words of life.

Now, I am looking forward to 2013 and what the Lord will speak to me in this new year.  2012 was a year of being in the Word. I am excited to see what 2013 will bring!


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