February 5, 2021 at 1:04 pm #656Patrick ObenKeymaster
I usually plan reading through the OT once and the NT twice every year. I could not finish the OT last year! I have to finish and catch up for this year. I am currently in Psalms 86 and Acts 1.
In often have my devotional times in the morning. I start with time in prayer and then the Word.
In the Word, I start with RTB-1 schedule, just reading through the chapters I typically will have to read. I often ready about 2-3 chapters. I use Youversion during moments in the day that I have a spare moment to read more. Sometimes, I have an entire day of prayer, I will spend long hours reading the Bible and this is a good catch up time for me.
Distraction is the killer in reading through the Bible. You read, you find something interesting and then stop to study or read devotionals, etc. Focus and the discipline to stay on track are very important for me.
Once I read through, then it will be my moment to have a devotional time. I will share more and more on how I do this later.
One thing to note: remember that the goal here is not to commit to memory scriptures that you don to understand.
If you read a verse in your version that you do not know what it means, read it in the Amplified version or New Living Translation or other simply english version. That might be all you need for basic understanding.
We will be checking in to help keep us on track. Share what you are doing, what you find, where you are, what you are reading, questions, concerns, etc. Encourage, inspire and strengthen others.
The Lord is making me know that as many of you start paying attention to His Word, you will encounter Him in the scriptures in ways you never thought possible.
Keep it up!
PatrickFebruary 6, 2021 at 1:05 pm #664Franklin MakiaParticipant
Thanks Dr Patrick for that inside, those of us new to thee trend can pick one of 2 pointers to help with the RTB-1 and devotional. I start January ending and am trying to catch up.i join a plan at youvision app and its really helpfuland it is call THE ONE YEAR PLAN with a green leaf you can search it Under plans or I can add you like friends and invite you to the plan and we can encourage each other.and on the Youvision app we can create a plan and register it there or just start with what some other have created and when we are dip like Dr Patrick we can make or own then.
FranklinFebruary 12, 2021 at 7:35 pm #687Patrick ObenKeymaster
Awesome, I am also on Youversion and will find that plan.
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