Reading through the Bible in 100 days (with the bigs)

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Reading through the Bible in 100 days (with the bigs)

I have never read the Bible from cover to cover. There. I said it.

Does that make me less of a Christian? No.

Does that mean that I’ve missed out on a lot of God knowledge. YES.

Two things have occurred recently that brought my attention back to that embarrassing fact.

1. His Mercy is New did a blog post about reading through the Bible in 100 days which I *just happened* to see on Facebook.

2. My pastor brought up the fact that every Christian should read the Bible cover to cover at least once.

I knew that I needed to do this but it also occurred to me that my bigs have been saved several years and I’m pretty sure they’ve never read it through. I decided we’d do it together.

Of course when I brought it up to them I got that glazed over “really mom?” look that every homeschool mother knows. We sat down together with our NIV Bibles turned to Genesis 1, brought Bible Gateway up on the laptop, picked an audio bible, hit play and dove in.

I have to admit that it’s hard listening to (or reading) Genesis. I’ve read it so many times. Each time I think, “this will be the time I get all the way to the end!” I begin in Genesis and inevitably quit my journey to the back cover within a few days.

This is the first time I will be doing it with the kids and I’ve asked that they help keep me accountable and remind me DAILY that we NEED to do this.

Candace has printable PDFs on her blog that tell you which scripture to read each day in order to make it through in 100 days. We read/listened to Genesis 1-14 today.

It took us nearly two hours to make it through. We paused many times for discussions. To be honest, I enjoyed discussing the reading with the kids more than the actual reading itself. I love God talks. But God talks with the kids are the best. We also took a bagel break. And then a potty break.

Realistically, someone who is able to just sit and read could make it through the readings in less than an hour.

Can’t find an hour to commit? Ask yourself how much time you spend on Facebook or watching TV. The time is there, you just have to find it and rededicate it.

Today was day 1 and we have 99 more to go. I honestly don’t expect to finish in 99 days but I am going to do my best to be faithful and if at all possible take the time to connect daily with my kids in God’s Word.

What do you say? Want to join us?

6 thoughts on “Reading through the Bible in 100 days (with the bigs)

  1. I have read through the Bible a lot of times but never in 100 days. I know I couldn’t do it. I like to SOAK in each word and reading more than 3-4 chapters just causes me to skim and not meditate and know Jesus better. I am too slow a reader too and I love copying down verses, so I would fail after a few chapters, LOL! I think it is wonderful that you are reading it through in 100 days, though. The point is getting into God’s Word. Right now I am “Reading Through The Bible” with Good Morning Girls just one chapter a day, 5 days a week. I blog about it once a week. I love how you are blogging about how you are getting into God’s Word too. It is good to talk about what we are reading in the Bible because we never know who we will influence for Christ

    • We each have other devotionals or commentaries we are reading on our own. I agree that the whole Bible in 100 days is kind of fast and I did consider if it would be counter productive (because we are going so fast) when it comes to knowing His Word. But then I realized that the whole point in this isn’t so much to memorize and meditate but to simply read His story for us. Thank you for the encouragement Judith!

    • Yes! The breaks helped. We waited for Dad to get home last night before doing yesterday’s reading. Oscar, my 15 year old, told me that he loves the idea of reading through the bible together and he’s already gotten so much from it!

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