I like setting goals, but most of all I value realistic, practical, applicable to real life goals. I accomplished one of those goals recently. For the first time in my life I read through the Bible in a year.
I wanted to set myself up for success so I read ahead in the early months of the year because I knew it would be harder for me to keep the pace in the spring. This plan included four readings six days a week. Each day there were two old testament portions, a small part from the gospels and another new testament reading. Some days I would only read a few chapters from one book because I thought that helped me to better focus at the time. I used the plan as a general guide of where I needed to be to get done in one year.
I’m positive that I can’t identify all of the blessings that have come through completing this commitment, but I’m confident there were many. So, if you want to make a resolution that will make a difference in your life in 2013, I encourage you to find a plan to read through the Bible in a year and get after it.