I find it hard to believe another year has come and gone. We’ve done a lot on the Stillness blog. We’ve read through the bible in two years. We’ve also memorized the Beatitudes which means we’ve memorized another larger portion of scripture.
My goal for the Stillness blog is that we learn to make the Lord part of our daily lives. I want us to go beyond just reading someone’s devotional thought (even my own) to digging into the Word on our own. I feel that reading the bible daily, memorizing scripture and prayer are vital to our spiritual health and growth.
Over the years we’ve been reading through the whole bible. Some years we’ve taken only a quick year to get through the bible while other years we’ve taken two to three years. I’ll be the first to congratulate you on your daily bible reading if you’ve stuck with it these past two years with us. This year we’ll be reading through the bible chronologically. I’ll provide the new reading plan on the right hand side of the blog. If this is a plan doesn’t work for you than by all means feel free to find one that fits your needs. My goal isn’t that you stick with us but that you read your bible on a daily basis.
Memorizing scripture is not easy for me. I struggle with it and find it to be a challenge. Even though this is true for me I still think it is important to work on memorizing scripture. There will be a time in our lives that we may not have a physical bible to read and will have to rely upon what we’ve motorized. This year we’ll be memorizing John 15:1-11. I realize this is one verse shy of a year but I think we’ll be okay. I know December is a difficult month for many so we’ll just take the time to review the whole passage next December.
I pray that the Lord will lead you into this new year with new insights from what you learned from last year. That you won’t look back with regret that clings to your future. To know that mistakes happen but repenting and forgiveness releases you from them. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
I’m looking forward to spending another year with you!