Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-7

26 June 2013

The annual mid-year Bible reading reboot

Needing a Bible reading reboot?  Next Monday is the perfect time to start again.  Monday 1st July.  And you could use the rest of this week to pray and get excited about it.

Here's an extract from last year's reboot post.

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If you need to reboot your Bible reading here are a few ideas.  If you use take this Bible reading plan (my old friend) you could...

1.  Start from 1st January (on 1st July - and it is OK to do this...really it is) and use this plan to get you through the lion's share of Old Testament history, all of the Psalms and all of the New Testament.
2.  Start from 1st July and use this plan to get you through the tail end of Old Testament history and all of the wisdom literature and prophets, the Psalms and the New Testament.

Options one and two have you reading three or four chapters a day.

3.  Use either half (January to June or July to December) to get through one part of the Bible (the New Testament for example) if working in three sections is too difficult. 
4.  Go here for other reading plans to start from the beginning or from the middle.

HEALTH WARNING:  If you are new to Bible reading or in a floundering patch, don't be overwhelmed.  Anyone who has read this blog for more than three minutes will know that I think reading the Bible is pretty important and pretty wonderful but I have floundered too.  Pick what works.  But pick something because it is a valuable and wonderful use of your time.

And if you don't need to reboot, then as you were. 
 
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And option five is to just pick up from where you left off.  Who says you need to start all over again?   

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