Sunday, July 10, 2011

So, what are you doing for the next 90 days?

If you are like me, that is probably an overwhelming question!  I don't actually think I WANT to know everything that lies ahead for me over the next 90 days!  After all, doesn't the book of Matthew say something about not worrying about tomorrow because each day has enough troubles of its own???

Okay, but just for the record, I'm not planning for troubles over the next 90 days . . . I'm actually really excited!  I'm going to be reading through the Bible in 90 days, starting TOMORROW!  This won't be the first time I read through the Bible - I did it during Bible college - but this will be a slightly more intense reading schedule ;)

Why am I doing it?  After all, isn't there enough on my plate already?  Well, here it is in a nutshell (time for a little transparency and vulnerability) . . . I have struggled at times to find consistent times alone with God in His Word since Noah joined our family.  I can pray and worship throughout my day, but getting into the Word requires time to sit, read, meditate - and that hasn't been happening as consistently as I desire.

Part of it is that I just forgot how busy life is with a little one at home - not to mention two big kids and a husband to keep up with.  I love this season of life, but I can't wait for things to "settle down" before I get back into that rhythm of consistent time in the Word.

So when I heard about reading through the Bible in 90 days, the Holy Spirit immediately said, "This is for you, Lisa."  So I'm choosing to obey.  I'm not sure of all that the next 90 days will hold, but I believe that God is a God of His Word - and He says that when I draw near to Him, He will draw near to me (James 4:8).  If you think of it, I'd appreciate your prayers during these next 90 days . . . and I'll be sharing here from time to time just how the journey is going!

2 comments:

Diana said...

Yay! Good Luck, Lisa! You can do it! I started the B90Days in January. It ended up taking me 146 days, but I was so happy to participate and it was a very intense, moving experience!

Anonymous said...

Go for it, Lisa! Quite an undertaking in 90 days, but I know you will be blessed!...Mom M.