So, a couple of weeks ago, my pastor mentioned that he had a "Bible Reading Plan for Slackers" taped into the front of his Bible. It looked just like the "Read Through The Bible in a Year" plan, except there were no dates beside the passages. Brilliant!
I've started many a Read Through The Bible In a Year (RTtBiaY) plans, and after a few weeks, or even a few days some years, I fall behind, get discouraged, and in a blue funk of guilt, stop reading to a plan altogether. (Tell me I'm not alone here.)
So when he mentioned the Slacker approach, I was immediately intrigued. I mean, I'm a first-class slacker!
Enter the Kindle. I downloaded a free ESV version for Kindle when I first got it, but I never used my e-reader for Scripture reading. But, since I always read for at least a few minutes every night before bed, I thought that would be the perfect time for a slacker to read her Bible.
I started a couple of weeks ago, and I am now in the book of Numbers. (Whew, made it through Leviticus!) If I miss a night, I don't beat myself up over it. I read until I get sleepy.The Kindle keeps my place, so when I fire it up the next night, I can start right where I left off.
Guilt free. The secret is to just read. If you miss a day, there's no date or chart or written code to point you out as a failure. Bliss!
Have you ever read through the Bible? Do you follow a plan?