I started this blog in 2018 with the goal of walking through the entire biblical narrative and texts in a single year. With each week focusing on a given segment and drawing out the highlights and key principles we can derive about God and His ways with His creation.
This stemmed out of a personal goal of mine to expose my children to the entire Bible and not just certain stories that tend to get repeated focus and attention. After searching through other books and curriculum available online and not finding any that would quite fit what I had in mind, I was compelled and prompted by the Holy Spirit to try and walk through this myself.
So, why a blog?
Simply put, the blog helps me to stay on track to fulfill my weekly commitment while documenting the insights I gain each week. And I wanted to test the waters to see if perhaps such a Bible learning journey will also help others in their own quest for a more overall big picture understanding of the Bible.
So, what exactly should be the expectations of this blog.
# 1. My commitment to you: One per week
My goal and commitment to you, my readers, is to publish at least one entry each week and shared by Monday morning in time for the start of the week. And so far this has been pretty successful.
#2. My post content: Consistent format
On my each weekly post, you will see me give you an overarching summary from the text for the week while highlighting something that has touched my heart and moved my spirit. The post will also contain scripture passages we will journey through for that week so that you know what you can read on your own to embark on your own personal Bible learning journey. And each week I also try to bring up a couple of other biblical texts that could complement of cause further understanding of the text for the week.
#3. Your choice: What to do with the information
This is totally up to you depending on how much time you have for this journey and how much you want to continue exploring on your own.
If you have…
- 15 minutes per week: You can read the summary from my post along with the highlighted scriptures and be done with it until the next week. In this case, you may want to set a weekly reminder to check out this site once a week.
- 15 minutes a day: You can learn more for yourself by reading the allocated key verses for that day and spend some time meditating on those verses. I will share some good tools I have found helpful for personal meditation.
Hint: I have found it helpful to use a phone Bible app that will give a audio narration of the text so that I can listen to the text without having to sit down to find dedicated time for reading. This strategy works really well for kids to listen to the word before they have to go to school!
- 30 minutes or more per day: If you have more time, then you may be one of those people who may be able to even read all of the passages for that week and in that way be on track to even read through the entire Bible in 2018.
Which of the above groups will you fit into best?
This is not about whether one is better than the other or not. It isn’t.
This is about you examining your own life and time commitments and see what makes most sense for where you are in your journey and walk with God.
And hey, you can always change your mind…you may start out thinking you can only do this once a week and then end up wanting to dig deeper and spending time everyday….or it could be the other way around.
Just remember this:
Happy Bible Learning y’all!