Saturday, October 8, 2011

I Did It!!!

I read the entire Bible cover-to-cover in 90 days!  Well, 86 days to be exact!  What a wonderful, worthwhile accomplishment!  Why did I do it?  One big reason was the fact that I always seem to list The Bible as one of my favorite books, but I've never read it cover-to-cover.  All the other books I  have on my list I've read, sometimes many times over.  Sure, over my 40 plus years (cough, cough), I've read many, many verses over and over but there is no replacement for reading it as a complete book.
What did I learn?  The Bible in 90 Days is strictly a reading program.  Simply read each day, no study.  However, I learned so much just by reading God's Word.  Things I've never noticed before jumped off the page, Biblical history seemed to fall into place for me, verses and stories I've known by heart for years seemed to have new meaning.
How did I do it?  With the help of Amy at Mom's Toolbox.  She has put together an awesome ministry to guide you every step of the way.  With the help of a great team and mentor.  Once you sign up for the challenge, you are assigned a group of ladies that will be going on the journey with you and will also have a mentor (Thanks, Sue!)  who has already completed the challenge successfully.  Each Monday you are required to check in and say how you are doing.  If you are behind, your team gives you encouragement.  If you are on schedule or ahead, you motivate others. 
I am so happy I went on this journey!  I did it and YOU can too!