Friday, January 1, 2010

Gleaning From Scripture This Year

To give words wings from my previous post, I made a reading list for myself for 2010. I know there are about half a million of them out there, but I don't finish goals others set for me. So, I made my own reading plan. I took inventory of the books in the bible I've finished recently and left those out. I realized how little I study the Old Testament. It's more comfortable to read the New Testament for me, so I'm making an effort to learn more of the Old this year. Today I began Numbers.

1 Samuel
2 Samuel
1 Kings
2 Kings
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
and Psalms daily alongside these

My goal is not just to check these books off this year, but to study them, their background, their history, the authorship, the intention, and the application God intends for my life.

Also, a few other non fiction--and one fiction--books I'd like to read:

Inspiring Women of the Faith (Corrie Ten Boom, Amy Carmichael, Florence Nightengale, & Sojourner Truth)
The Legacy of Sovereign Joy by John Piper
All of Grace by Charles H. Spurgeon
This Momentary Marriage by John Piper
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
Concerning Christian Liberty by Martin Luther

I may or may not complete these last ones. (I'm supposed to be having a baby after all, remember?) Speaking of that, this will be interesting to dedicate myself toward these goals with fatigue and sickness (if it arises). But I believe I can do it. It's a fairly small goal. 266 chapters. One chapter each day. Ends in September.

The baby is due in September. I actually didn't do that on purpose! The plan just happened to end in September!

There's so much I'm asking the Lord to teach me this year, much of which comes from Proverbs 31. I used to despise that chapter, until I finally understood it...thanks mostly to Mark Driscoll and his sermon on Women as Wives.

Praying you have a blessed start to this fresh, new year.

Peace of Christ to you,


  1. You have so inspired me!
    Happy New Year Cara

  2. this is where I did a comment early today. but when i tried to send, ite made me select a profile. not sure of the options, so i just went with AIM. see if you can find that way. what is this place? cathy