Thursday, September 29, 2011

90 Day Challenge

On June 26, 2011 my mother and I started a challenge. Not an ordinary challenge and definitely not an easy one. This challenge would test our perseverance skills to the maximum level. We decided to read the entire Bible (Genesis-Revelation) in ninety days. Normally one reads the entire Bible in one year, but we would end up finishing it in 1/4 of the "normal" time. To do this challenge I had to read about 12 pages a day.

It was super easy in the beginning. I started reading about the Creation and ended with Sara's death in just one day. I felt like I was reading so much, but I enjoyed the pace. When I started Leviticus and Numbers it became difficult. Then there was the Chronicles. Since Kings and Chronicles are basically the same, I felt like I was rereading the same thing over. The rest of the books were easy as well. Then came the major prophets. Isaiah and Jeremiah were hard books to read for me. Even with its difficulties I pressed on in the battle for perseverance. 

To commit to read twelve pages a day is big goal. There were times when I would fall behind but because I had a goal I would continue reading. I think that was one benefit of this challenge. It tested my perseverance skills, checked my priorities, and strengthened my discipline.

Well you may ask yourselves did I finish this challenge? On September 24, 2011 (all the praise goes to Jesus) my mother and I finished reading the Bible in exactly 90 days.

My dad said if we completed the challenge, we would get a prize. My mom and I split $90.00 for the prize. I am still not sure what I am going to get. I was thinking of the first two books of the Rose Trilogy ( I borrowed the first two from the library.) I also want to get the Wings of Glory series by Sarah Sundin. I was also considering getting a new Bible, since as many have seen, is pretty beat down.

NOTE: We were not doing this challenge for the prize. My dad added that himself a little after we started.

1 comment:

  1. Congradulations! This challenge is a difficult one, but one my family and I dare to begin October 1. "I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me " and you can too!


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be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer."
(Psalm 19:14)