January 10, 2022

A New Year & Fresh Start



So it's a new year and once again it's time to make a resolution. Many of us have decided we are going to eat better and exercise more. While some of us are determined to live life to its fullest and finally tackle that bucket list. Now those things are all well and good and I hope you achieve the goal you have set before you. But I have a challenge for you that will enrich your life and bring you closer to God and better understand his word. Last year, Lindsay Norman, our Worship Admin, told me about a great Bible reading plan called The Bible Re-cap. I looked at it briefly back when she shared it with me but didn’t take the deep dive. It wasn't until I was on Christmas break that I was reminded of this great Bible reading plan. 

My wife would be sitting at the counter drinking her coffee and listening to this lady explain the verses she had just read. It was amazing to see how much she enjoyed reading and listening to the study. So I started asking questions and finally took a closer look at the program. First, it is partnered with the YouVersion Bible app that most of us have on our phones today. The idea that I don't have my Bible is no longer a good excuse to not read it. And if you are not a reader, the app will speak the verses for you so you can listen on your way into work or on your lunch break if that works for you. The important part is that you are hearing and reading the word.

Now after you read the appropriate scriptures, you can go to your podcast app and listen to the appropriate podcast episode. If you want to take it to the next step, write down what you learned in a notebook or journal. My hope is that you will find joy in reading your Bible every day and sharing what you are seeing and hearing with your family and friends. Maybe your excitement and testimony of how it is impacting your life will lead someone else to dedicate themselves to reading the Bible as well. You can download the YouVersion Bible app and search for The Bible Recap Plan and any podcast app from your app store on your phone or tablet. If you start this journey, please let us know so we can pray for you and encourage you along the way.