Mama Whitney has a challenge for all you who are interested!
After listening to Haven Today last night, I was greatly convicted about how I spend my time. I realized that my time is a resource the Lord has given me to steward and that although I've never really struggled with having daily quiet times, I often "spend" my time in wasteful ways. That, my friend, is just as grieving to the Lord as any sin out there!
I "spend" my time online, emailing, making too many lists, organizing and then re-organizing, etc. Now, while these things in it of themselves are not sinful, my putting them in place of other things, things God has called me to, IS sinful. For example, God is calling me to be Mama not just by giving these kiddos birth but in the daily, hourly task of training and discipling them for God's glory. I am QUICK to brush them off to complete a search on Craigslist or finish reading a new email, and so many other things. Lord, forgive my selfish pride!!!!
Anyway, here's the challenge: join me by commiting to read the Word, God's Word, the Bible, MORE than you currently are. Now, for some of you, that may be reading it for the first time. And to that I say, praise God! And for others, you may be reading a few Scriptures here and there to go with a daily devotion. And praise God for that! But, would you consider joining me in Reading the Bible in... NINETY DAYS? Yes, 90 days. That's 9-0 days. (Click the link for the plan.)
I just started this morning with Day 1. (Click "Day 1" if you don't have a Bible!) They say it should only take 30 minutes but for slowpoke readers (like me!) it will take ~ an hour. But, isn't the God of the universe worth that?!
SOOOOOO, would you email or post a comment on this blog letting me that you are joining me. What if you or I fail? Won't God still get the glory? Let's face it. If you or I DO complete the Bible in 90 days it won't be because of us! It'll only be because the Lord Himself extended the grace necessary for us to do it!
But, I'm going for it. Though this season be busy (moving, 3 kids 2.5 and under, etc.) I am MORE in need of His grace.
love, ~kia (mamawhitney)