Have you ever purposed to read through the Bible in a year and somewhere around the month of February or the book of Leviticus you just…well…stopped? I have. MANY times. I don’t want to discourage you from reading through the Bible in 2014; I want to encourage you! You can do it. You really can. And if you miss a few days (or even months), don’t stop! Keep going!
I actually began my Bible-reading plan for 2013 somewhere around mid-February. Even though I got behind at times, I kept going. Here it is December 31 and, yes, I have 7 selections to read today in order to finish for the year, but I’ve already read 4 this morning and there’s plenty of time left til midnight. :-)
Here are some ways you can read through the Bible in 2014:
The Daily Bible – I have used this one before. The readings are arranged chronologically and it’s a great way to get a sense of the timeline of Scripture.
The One Year Bible – I have used this one off and on for several years, and I think it’s my favorite. It has 3 categories of daily readings: one from the Old Testament, one from the New Testament, and one from one of the books of wisdom such as Psalms, Proverbs, or Job.
Bible App – Of course, don’t forget about the option of taking your reading plan with you everywhere you and your digital devices go! The Bible App has probably the most options available with start/end dates, translations, methods, etc., and is compatible with practically every operating system out there.
Whatever method you choose to read through the Bible in 2014, my best advice is JUST DO IT! And keep doing it! When you falter or fail, just get back to it. December 31, 2014, will be here before you know it and you will be able to look back at everything that you DID read instead of what you didn’t!