Yesterday was a bit of a new beginnings day for me, New financial year, start of school holidays, first sleep in in 6 months (it was 11:30am before I even woke up, which I find extremely embarrassing, what a waste of a day) so I started something new with my bible reading too.
I started two new reading plans yesterday, the first one, is my regular ‘Proverbs in month plan’ – 31 Proverbs: 31 Days. My ‘Godly man crush ‘ Craig Groeschel the senior pastor at LifeChurch.tv has been doing this for years, every month, read through proverbs. He has been doing this for 7 years straight now (84 times through Proverbs) and I heard him talking about this in a podcast I listened to so thought I’d try it out too, I’m up to my 5th time through (still haven’t got it perfect yet, but I feel good about this month).
The second one is a bible reading plan that takes me through the Epistles and Acts (basically everything in the back of the book once Jesus has died and his church is beginning to develop.)
Recently as I mentioned God’s been challenging me on ‘Church’, its too easy for it to just be a place, not an attitude, I am hoping that in this stage of ‘New beginnings’ God will continue to remind me of how he took something old and and spoilt from within me and turned it into a ‘new creation’.
Can I encourage everyone today to try something new, something that will remind you of your first love and the moment that God made you new.
‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ Luke 10:27 (NLT)
‘This is what the Lord Almighty says,’Return to Me,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘and I will return to you,’ says the Lord Almighty.’ Zechariah 1:3 (NIV)
‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!’ 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)