(Closed) NWR – lent and the bible

posted 5 years ago in Christian
  • poll: Which of these options would you recommend for daily bible reading during lent?
    NT in 40 days - do the reading! : (3 votes)
    18 %
    Small sections to study in depth (suggested focus passages below) : (14 votes)
    82 %
  • Post # 3
    3276 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I use to start my day reading a few chapters of the bible and read a few before bed. I did through the entire Bible and it took right around one year to finish. I really enjoyed the morning especially because it was a great start to my dad. My church has a Bible study where they assign a reading then everyone gets together to discuss and explore those chapters, that may be something to look into. I’d just start out doing a few chapters a day, take notes, etc and see how much you can do each day then decide, good luck! 

    Post # 6
    1077 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

    I would recommend reading something you could go in depth with, but its definitely just a preference thing. 
    I get distracted if I have to read long passages and I just don’t feel like I get much out of my quiet time if that’s how they are structured.
    This is what I do:
    – I pick a book of the bible… maybe John. If I don’t have anything on my heart, then this is what i’ll read. But if I am struggling with something, i’ll read something that applies. 
    – Most of my time is spent in prayer.
    – I also sing a song or two.

    There are lots of quiet time devotional books out their you could look into. Try a family christian book store or even online. 

    I think it’s important to make your quiet time with God personal. The ultimate point is to spend time with him. πŸ™‚
    Hope that helps. 

    Post # 7
    13248 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I love this idea!  I think I may also do this!  Let me know what you decide for your reading selections!

    Post # 8
    2840 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @RainStorm:  You could read the psalms in 30 days by reading 5 psalms a day. You start with the date of the day, go to that Psalm, then add 30 to it 4 more times for the other Psalms. Today is the 4th of March, so one would read Psalm 4, 34, 64, 94, and 124. On the 31st, you could read Psalm 119 because it is the longest. Also, if you want to hit 40 days exactly, then after reading the Psalms in 30 days, read through 1 John one chapter a day for 5 days, then repeat.

    Post # 9
    3400 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m not the best person to answer this, as admittedly I have never read the whole Bible, but I would say to go with reading the whole NT in 40 days, and then after lent you can really dig in & study it. But this way, you would have read it all to understand the series of events etc..


    Post # 13
    2765 posts
    Sugar bee

    Just read John.  

    Post # 14
    13248 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    RainStorm:  I just printed it out!  I will do my best to follow along with you! πŸ™‚  Feel free to PM me with your thoughts! πŸ™‚

    Post # 15
    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    RainStorm:  Good Morning… that is a great Goal to read the Bible and spend more time in prayer to God… there is alot good advice that the others have posted so I just wanted to drop in and talk about the part of meditation (deeper thinking). That is the most important part of your daily Bible reading… it’s better to read one chapter a day and spend time meditating on the reason that God has put it in there for us.. What is this telling you about (himself) God? About his personality? His likes and dislikes? What he’s expects from us? This is how he talks to us.. His form of communication. When we pray to him this is how we hear his Answers. So take your time and meditate on the amazing messages, principles, laws, examples an much much more he has for you. I’m not perfect on reading the Bible every day I do read most of the week…  I’m regularly involved in spiritual things and read something from it everyday but when I do sit down and read I enjoy it so much I don’t want to put it down and I just think to myself ok what does this mean for me in my life.. What is he trying to teach me… It’s amazing.. I restarted in Genesis and on the part when Joesphs brothers came to egypt for food.. It’s really so intriguing you don’t want to put it down sometimes. im so thankful for the Bible it just wonderful and unique .. But of course What would I expect from a book from God

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