Reading the Bible in 90 Days is a huge commitment. Unfortunately I think the size of the commitment takes a lot of people by surprise. Many readers think they can just slide it into their day. But you can’t. It takes more than just that.
Reading the Bible in 90 Days takes a lot of time. It does for three months anyway.
And it’s not going to be easy. Sticking to the reading plan every single day (except for the two grace days) gets a bit old. Life gets in the way. You can’t wake up an extra hour earlier every single day without eventually losing sleep and getting cranky about it. Unless you are truly committed and make the time.
Many readers decide that not only are they going to read each day, but they will also journal or blog about it, too. For you, I am about to be your wet blanket.
I have read the Bible in 90 Days five times. Many of those times I intended to journal about it. The last time I read it I did and it took about an hour and a half each day to do the reading and post my daily SOAP observation. I am a pretty speedy reader and it was my fifth time reading the material and it still took that long.
If you are planning to journal about your reading every day, set realistic goals for yourself. And don’t let your writing keep you from reading. Reading and listening to the Lord are the most important things you can do in this program.
But back to just the reading…
Reading the Bible in 90 Days will take some sacrifice. To succeed, please start thinking now about what will have to change.
How will your housework change? How will your social life change? How will your internet time change? And how will you enforce those changes so you aren’t over-tired and frustrated with yourself in changing your juggling act? How are you going to make this happen? Is there someone you can ask for help? Help in cooking together, childcare, carpooling? Help in getting the dishes done or reminding you to get back to your reading and away from the TV or computer?
God has already given you 24 hours each day to do with what you choose. Some you must use to eat, sleep and do a few other necessities. The rest are up to you. If you really want to read all of God’s written Word, you have to figure out where that will fit within your 24 hours each day. What has to go? Something has to go.
What, realistically can you set aside for 3 months so you can grow your relationship with your Creator? Or, for some of you, what can you set aside so you can try to understand whether He really is your Creator, or not?
If you are really in, something else has to move out.
If you’re really in, what’s it gonna be?
Please leave a note here telling us how you will make time for the reading each day. The reading alone might take between 45 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes per day depending on the content and your reading speed.
Then come back tomorrow to learn about some tools that are in place to help you succeed.