After reading through the Action Bible two full times, and his favorite stories countless more, my eleven year old son ceremoniously passed down his worn, frayed-edged friend to his nine year old brother. This morning I found that middle boy embarking on the journey "in the beginning..." as our firstborn read a more mature translation from his Bible App to the seven year old beside him on the couch. Then I turned down the hall, and painted in my new ESV Journaling Bible with watercolors.
Non-traditional, wouldn't you say? A comic strip for a Bible, a phone with God's Words, and Old Testament pages splattered with paint? Yet it is all alive - every bit of it growing and dividing, convicting and transforming hearts within our home.
And I'm inviting you to join the journey, however the Spirit prompts, beginning Monday, June 1st, 2015. We will use this blog page to chronicle our Bible Reading posts. Don't forget to print up your chronological reading plan here, or download this comprehensive Bible App that will help you check off each day's God-breathed assignment. If you would like do this as a family at the dinner table, I absolutely adore The Jesus Story Book Bible for young families, and The Children's Story Bible by Catherine F. Vos for Elementary - Jr. High aged kids. Young boys all love The Action Bible or Adventure Bible for Early Readers, and the NIV Faithgirlz Bible is an engaging read for your daughters. Looking to splatter a little paint into the pages of a Bible by yourself, or with the kids, along the way? Try the ESV Journaling Bible. Or simply enjoy the ample margin space to communicate with God all you are learning from Eden to Cannon to Egypt to the Wilderness, to your own kitchen table. What a journey it will be and I hope you are excited to begin!
I keep saying it, and I hope you receive this - I'm not going to be your Bible Study teacher. I'm a sojourner, another woman, a mom, a wife, a creative personality who is actively pursuing God through the pages of His personal, passionate, and persistent love letter to the world. I'm simply asking you to come along. And so today, here we go! I can't wait to hear what The Lord reveals to your heart, through the faithful guiding friend we call His Holy Spirit.
And so today, take a moment to talk to Him, to ask Him to lead you gently, to speak to you clearly, and to give you the ears to hear His voice, a mind to comprehend, and a heart to respond.
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of Goda may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:14-17
Away we go!