I honestly didn’t think I was capable of sticking with it.
But I wanted so badly to read my Bible in a year.
So I tossed my fears aside and gave it a try!
And, to my absolute astonishment, I completed my yearly Bible reading plan with a few days to spare.
This is not to say I didn’t have lots of detours, distractions, and disappointments to overcome along the way.
Because I did.
The first month, I was nearly perfect in my execution. Every day, like clockwork.
Then I started to slip, and was completing my plan in only 2-3 days a week (reading several days of the plan each time I sat down to do it, mostly on weekends).
Then life happened, and I got nearly a month behind.
I was tempted to give up, but I had told so many people I was doing this plan, I just couldn’t quit!
After that huge victory, I had no trouble finishing strong, and WOW—I cannot tell you how profoundly this 15-minute a day commitment changed my life!
When we choose to spend more time in God’s Word, God’s Word spends more time in us.
Now that I know what it feels like to read through the Bible in a year, I cannot imagine not reading my Bible every year.
It strengthened my relationship with God, it deepened my understanding of God, and it illuminated God’s plan for my life in a vibrant new way.
All this got me to thinking…
If committing to a yearly Bible reading plan changed my life so profoundly, I wonder how it has impacted the lives of other women who have made similar commitments.
So I decided to ask, and you guys!
I was totally blown away by the responses.
In this article, you will hear from twenty women who have completed several different yearly Bible reading plans. Some have done it for one year, others for three to four years, and a few have done it more than fifteen years.
These ladies inspire me!
If you have ever wanted to read through your Bible in a year, but didn’t know where to start, this blog post is for you.
These ladies’ inspiring testimonials of what God can do in our lives when we choose to open our Bibles on a consistent basis are going to blow your mind.
The Bible truly is the greatest story ever written, and I pray the tips and testimonials in this article encourage you to take the plunge and try reading through your Bible in the next year (or 6-months, or 3-years, or whatever works best for you).