The past two years, I have read through the Bible in a year. It works very nicely. It reminds me to do it every day and I like schedules. I decided that this year, I don’t want to do it again. Some days, I don’t think I get as much out of it as I could, since I rush to get through the required amount for that day. I noticed this especially in the OT prophets. The chapters were long and some days I would have to read 3-4 of them.
I decided instead that I was going to do an intensive study on one book. Then I had the difficult task of decided which book. I finally narrowed it down to either John or Hebrews and eventually decided to go with Hebrews. After all, I could always do John next year 🙂
I sent out a message to every pastor I know asking for book recommendations and the response was great! The pastors at my new church eagerly opened their libraries to me and told me to take whatever I wanted.
I am sooo excited! I want to devote all of 2014 to Hebrews and read everything I can get my hands on! I want to listen to every sermon I can find on the book. All in all, it’s an overwhelming task, but I’m taking it one step at a time.
So here’s my prayer for the new year. I want to keep this excitement. I don’t want to get bogged down and lose my focus and determination. I want to learn more about salvation and propitiation.
I want this study to teach me more about my Savior.