Sunday, January 1, 2012

Bible Reading

Two years ago we started reading through the Bible together as a family.  While we had always known that God's word was important and had done our best to teach our children from God's word up until then we just had not made family Bible reading a priority.  It has been such a blessing to us!  Just being in His word works in us, just reading it daily together taught us so much!

So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.  Isaiah 55:11

We have been stretched, we have grown.  It has not always felt good, but it has been a blessing to be in HIS word every day as a family.  To grow together building on the foundation of God's word- the Bible.

Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchmen waketh but in vain.  Psalm 127:1

We had been going through the Bible chronologically which was a great way to help us put various Biblical events into the context of when they were happening and who would have been around in those times.

This year we are switching to the M'Cheyne Bible reading plan, which includes family Bible reading time and individual Bible reading time.

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  1. Hi Gabe!
    We are doing the M'Cheyne Bible reading plan this year too. I wanted to know how/when you are doing the family Bible readings and how your kids do their individual readings. Thanks! Maryann

  2. Hi Maryann! How fun to know that we will all be reading the same thing everyday!

    We're still working on when and hows of this new Bible reading schedule. Here is what we think will work, but we will have to get into the regular swing of things to know if it really will work.
    -The first family Bible reading will be done at our regular 6:15 am time. The plan for the second is at dinner time.
    -The first individual reading time will be at 7:10 when morning chores have been done, just before breakfast. We think the second individual time will be just before our daily nap/quiet time. Older kids will read to younger kids for these.

    Ask me later how its all working out!