Dec 17, 2019
I started 2019 with the goal to read the Bible all the way through in 1 year. Before this, I had read a lot of the Bible, but certainly not all of it, and definitely not many books in their entirety. I felt God calling me this goal when I set my 2019 goals, but I knew I didn’t want to approach it with stress and striving. I think it can, unfortunately, be easy for us to set well-meaning goals for our spiritual life, but then turn them into something else entirely — something striving, stressful, and even boring.
So, I approached reading the whole Bible as something I’m going to do, and it’s ok if it takes me longer than a year. And, it will end up taking me longer than a year! Real talk: the episode title feels a little off because I won’t end up finishing the whole Bible this year. But, I’m ok with that, it’s a journey, not a goal to hit.
So, in this episode, I’m sharing about this piece of my 2019. I’m sharing the tools I’ve used for reading the Bible this year - down to what exact Bible I’m using and highlighters I recommend, tips for making your quiet time more consistent, the note-taking style I’ve done this year in my Bible, what I’ve learned, and so much more! If you’re thinking you want to read the Bible through in 2020, or even just start having a consistent quiet time for the first time, this episode is for you!! Although this is a business podcast, we are ditching the business stuff today to focus on the faith life stuff, so this podcast episode is for anyone and everyone!
Links Mentioned in this episode:
- The full show notes on the blog: http://elizabethmccravy.com/45
- The Bible and gel highlighters I recommend: https://www.amazon.com/shop/elizabethmccravy?listId=32QLIHX9F11GM
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