Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Stick To It!

Last year I was introduced to the Bible in 90 days reading plan.  It sounded like a lot of work, but it sounded like a challenge I wanted to try.  I began the reading plan on Monday, December 26th and today I finished.  Now, it took me 93 days, but honestly I am okay with that.  This reading plan was a lot of work and something I absolutely could not do in my own strength.  I get no glory for finishing this reading plan.  God gets the glory here!  It is through Him I was able to start and finish.  It was God's sweet whispers of encouragement on days I didn't feel like reading that many chapters.  It was God's battle against satan when he told me I couldn't finish.  It was a God thing.

What are you facing now that you are ready to just throw in the towel and be done with?  Your New Year's resolution?  A goal you set?  Something God has called you to?  What is it that you want to quit but know you should stick with?  Friends, you can do it.  We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength {Phil 4:13}.  

He is right there holding your hand.  When it gets tough, lean on Him.  Let Him be your strength.  Stick to it and finish the race.

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7

Would you like prayer for perseverance?  Please email me at jenifer@jenifermetzger.org and I would be honored to pray for you.

  Sweet Blessings~

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  1. You go girl! And I thought I was doing good by being on track in my reading the bible in 365 days! Wow..93 days! Yep, we can do all things through Him!

  2. That's so GREAT!!! Congrats on finishing it. That's a big commitment to finish it in 93 days ;) Good job!

    I just found your blog from the Growing Home link up and I'm so glad I did. My word for 2011 was Intentional :) Love it! I'm going to go look around some more and so glad I landed on your blog today! :D

  3. Thank you ladies!

    Jami Leigh, so glad to have you here!

  4. Wow...good for you. Quite an undertaking, one that I don't think I would have the discipline to do.

  5. Jenifer, reading this inspires me. I have for years struggled to read the Bible. I pick it up, read a few verses then put it down...days, months and even years later I am still guilty of finding it difficult to commit to reading it, yet I find myself reading scripture off and on daily through the internet..is there help for me as well?

  6. Deb, What I found that was great to get started with a regular Bible reading is Our Daily Bread. You can find them at odb.org and read online or sign up for the book to be sent to you. It is a small daily devotion that gives just a couple of scriptures to go with it. Very short and works great for someone busy and/or trying to get started with a regular reading time.

  7. What a wonderful testimony. I am once again trying to read my Bible in 365 days and so far am a little behind but have been keeping up with it every day. Please share your 90 day plan. I just found your blog from Cyndi @ Walking in His Grace and can't wait to read more. Thanks for being an inspiration.

  8. Meme913, Reading in 365 is a great testimony as well! I have done that twice now and it is definitely a good thing to strive for. I found the Bible in 90 days plan from this website: http://www.momstoolbox.com/blog/category/bible-study/bible-in-90-days/. But you do not have to 'join' one of the groups to do it. I have the reading plan I could share with you (or anyone) if you'd like. It is a LOT of reading, but honestly it wasn't unreachable. It is roughly 45minutes to an hour of reading each day, but it doesn't have to be done all at once. I would read half of it in the morning and the other half later in the afternoon, or sometimes read twice in the afternoon as I had time. It is a big commitment but well worth it. If you have any questions or would like the reading plan, please email me at jenifer@jenifermetzger.org.


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