Bible in 90 Days ~ Week 5 Check In

Hey Group 17!  Today is Day 29 of our Bible in 90 Days program.  After today’s reading, we will have read 1/3 of the way through the Bible!  Can you believe it?!

I know at this point in the reading some of you are behind.  I want to encourage you to not give up.  By this point, Satan is probably throwing all sorts of obstacles in your path to keep you from the Word.  There is nothing Satan would like more than for you to feel like you’re too far behind to catch up & for you to throw in the towel.  But I want to remind you that the 90 days is not what’s important.  Although I would love for you to finish with us in November,  the important thing is that you are spending time in God’s word daily, and that you are growing.

I have just really been delighting in my reading this week.  Even though this is not my first time to read through the Bible, I still run into things while reading that I don’t remember reading before – or don’t remember specific details of.  It’s so cool to refresh my memory and read the stories again.  Some of the stories are so familiar that I love them like well-worn children’s books.  They make me smile.  (I always crack up in I Kings 18 when Elijah is taunting the prophets of Baal with things like “maybe he went on vacation.” )

I hope that this reading program has touched your life as much as it has mine.  I feel so blessed to be reading along with such a great group of women.  Thank you for all your comments and participation.  I am so proud of you all!

For some insights that I had last time reading through this portion of the Bible, please visit HERE.

So, if you are in Reading Group 17, please check in in the comments section.  I look forward to hearing how you are doing!

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27 Responses to Bible in 90 Days ~ Week 5 Check In

  1. Glyniss September 17, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    I am still hanging in there and am up to date, even though I just totally forgot to read Saturdays passages… Whoa! I am glad that yesterday was a quiet day so I could read both days readings and be caught back up! Eddie, my husband told me when we got up on Saturday morning he wanted to go to Traders Village and I never sat down where I lay my Bible after I read sooooo off we went, without reading. I do enjoy the taunting of Baal’s prophets, too. I also think it humorous when Samuel said to Saul, what then is this bleating of sheep I hear???? Saul was caught in his lie about doing what God commanded. Of course, I love reading about little King Josiah, not just because that is my grandson’s name, but because he did what was right in God’s eyes and followed the Word given before him in restoring worship of the one and only true God to the land. How hard it is to turn from what you know, what is comfortable and embrace a new thing. Even when it is the right thing! But the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will help you! What a blessing, but more, what a Saviour!!

    • Laura September 18, 2012 at 9:58 am #

      You are a rock star! Keep up the good work!

  2. Stephanie R September 17, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    Still keeping up despite lots of obstacles last week! I also did the good vs. bad kings worksheet yesterday and there just weren’t a lot of good kings. And it seemed that even the “good” kings weren’t always all good either. Maybe a lesson for us? They did what was good in the sight of the Lord, but still had their downfalls (ie, not tearing down the illegal worship sites). He didn’t condemn them though if their hearts were still with Him. A second thought I had is the fact that the Israelites went to a lot of trouble to worship other Gods like Baal. They built altars, and statues, and poles, and did sacrifices, etc. So why did they find it so much trouble to continue worshiping God in the same manner rather than turning to these made up gods? It’s not as if they turned away from any form of worship they just changed their allegiance for some unknown reasons. Just struck me as weird.

    • Laura September 18, 2012 at 10:00 am #

      It always comforts me a little to see the “Greats” falter. I mean, God called David a man after His own heart, yet he committed adultery and had someone murdered. He was repentant, for sure — but still he was far from perfect. It makes me feel like there’s still hope for me yet.

  3. Cindy Underwood September 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    Still on schedule! With all that is going on in my life this is awesome in itself. Hope everyone is still hanging in there.

    • Laura September 18, 2012 at 10:00 am #

      Awesome! So proud of you!

  4. Jean Timaeus September 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    I had to play catch-up today after missing all of Sunday’s reading, but I am back on track. I was again fascinated this week with the splendor of the temple as well as the house Solomon built for himself. One thing I had not remembered was that the floor of the temple was overlaid with gold. It is really beyond my imagination.

    It has always confused me that Solomon was given so much wisdom, yet he did not act wisely in choosing his wives, and they ultimately led him away from God. As I again considered that, I thought that having a gift does not always mean using it at all times. We can apply that to our own lives and be sure to use the gifts He gives us.

    I find it confusing that it said they feared the Lord yet worshiped idols.

    • Laura September 18, 2012 at 10:01 am #

      Good insight. Maybe we should start focusing on making sure we’re using the gifts God gives us!

  5. Erika September 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    About a day and a half behind, I was caught up Friday morning and felt so blessed from what I was reading – it was frustrating to be so exhausted Saturday and Sunday and just not feel like time was there to read enough. I think I’m going to use a grace here, since we’ve made it so far, and then I can focus more on what I’ve been reading. I loved reading about how God so greatly blessed Solomon – and it just continued to prove that without constantly trusting on the Lord, and making him center of your life, even (gasp) above your spouse, you can and will still fail. I was sad for Solomon that he ‘ruined’ his legacy with all the idolatry, and was so thankful that the Lord still kept his promise to David and didn’t completely give the punishment deserved.

    • Laura September 18, 2012 at 10:08 am #

      I agree. I think it’s also a great testimony on choosing your spouse wisely!
      Keep up the good work!

      • Erika September 18, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

        I laughed today (a day behind) as I took out my Bible ready for the reading and realized it was 1 Chronicles, so I wasn’t getting a story or anything to keep my attention. I was so blessed, however, by the notes I had written throughout the chapter from when my church was in 1 Chronicles (I don’t even remember how long ago, we go straight through the Bible and we are now in Hebrews, so YEARS ago!). My pastor loves to study and therefore my notes gave me such perspective to the tedious genealogy reports. What a nice surprise! :)

  6. Cindy Hill September 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    I am behind:( but I am determined not to give up! Please pray I can steal some extra moments to catch up on my reading!! Thanks for holding us accountable.

    • Laura September 18, 2012 at 10:09 am #

      Cindy, I have prayed that you will be able to carve out some time soon to get caught up! I am so glad you are not giving up! You can DO this!

  7. Tina Grizzle September 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    Still behind but still trying to finish!

    • Laura September 18, 2012 at 10:09 am #

      Hang in there! I am so glad you aren’t giving up! You can DO this!!

  8. Sue September 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    I’m a couple of chapters behind (my eyes got too tired!) but should catch them up tomorrow. This weeks reading has me fascinated, and taking a good look at how I dont always put God first. Ouch!

    • Laura September 18, 2012 at 10:10 am #

      Awesome! Keep it up!

  9. Amanda September 17, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    I am still on track. This week I was impressed by the people and kings who would seek the Lord’s counsel. It always went well for them (for the most part, I think!). I know that I need to seek the Lord’s counsel more in my life. I just get busy and I’m doing my own thing and I neglect the most important thing ever!

    • Laura September 18, 2012 at 10:11 am #

      I, too, sometimes think of God after the fact instead of asking for wisdom in the first place. I imagine things would work better if I did it the other way around!

  10. Tena September 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    I’m current, but just barely. Hang in there everyone. We can do this.

    • Laura September 18, 2012 at 10:12 am #

      Woo Hoo! So proud of you! :)

  11. Sheila September 17, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    Tina. Grizzle, don’t give up. Even if it takes you a few more months to read. I said to myself ” well this might not be a 90 day read, they should make it a 120 read” I am in 2nd Kings.

    What keeps repeating over and over in my mind is “how God is in control of ALL things” You can really see it in the O.T.

    I was trying hard to follow which King belonged to what Father. Then out of no where a new King appears. I am thinking “where did he come from” lol. I am sure some theologian out here knows the answer to that.

    That is my reporting in.
    Blessings, Sheila

    • Laura September 18, 2012 at 10:13 am #

      You are not far behind at all! Keep on plugging and thanks for encouraging us all!
      The lineage of the kings is hard to keep up with. Especially since they mention them in different places, and then jump back and forth between Judah and Israel!

  12. Trisa September 17, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    I am still on track, thanks to a marathon reading session yesterday. I was thrown when I read the weight of gold King Solomon received yearly was 666 talents. I hadn’t seen that number related to anyone good. But then Solomon turned away from God, and it wasn’t such a surprise. I think next time I read through the Bible, I want to keep track of all the fear nots/do not be afraids. I take special notice of it each time, but am way to far into things to go back and document them all now!

    • Laura September 18, 2012 at 10:15 am #

      Way to go! There are several things I started out wanting to keep track of this time, and it kind of fell to the wayside. I guess it’s good I’m at least keeping up with the reading! :)

  13. Debbie Pound September 18, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    I am still behind, however, like others in this group I will not give up. I will not let Satan win and I will keep reading daily! Slow and steady wins the race, right?

    • Laura September 18, 2012 at 10:15 am #

      I am so glad you are not giving up! Keep on plugging. You’ve GOT this!! :)

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