You can hear why it's worth doing over at my friend Bronwyn's blog where I risk getting a little too raw for the sake of compelling others to give God the chance to transform them through His voice. (link coming soon) My friend Lisa also shared her experiences powerfully here.
When you read the Bible in 90 Days you will get to know God as He is, as he shows himself. You will make connections, see themes and repetitions that you never imagined because everything is fresh in your mind. You are seeing the airplane window, big picture view. Your daily reading will become less about forcing application and more about recognizing and listening to God. Get set for the spiritual journey of your life.
Here's some practical tips to help you succeed.
- Join (or start!) a group.
Small is best. There were 3 of us and it was a great size to hold one another accountable but small enough that there was not a lot of additional administration or overhead to keep the group on the same page.
- Consider taking 103 Days.
We found it best to do our 90 Days of reading over a 103 day period. We had 6 days of reading each week and on the 7th we came together as a group, shared what we were learning, and prayed. That way our time commitment held steady at 60 minutes per day and we also allowed ourselves some time to process what we were reading.
- Grab a reading plan.
The official plan we used is here. I made my own so that I could add in our meeting days and line it up to specific dates (see below). Feel free to copy/paste it into excel and customize it for yourself!
- Get a new Bible.
This is the Bible that Zondervan recommends and is broken up into the sections for the daily plan. Us girls all used and loved our journaling Bibles instead. It was really nice to quickly take notes, write observations, or scribble a "WOW!" or "???" as we went along.
- Plan your schedule.
It works best to pick an hour a day that is non-negotiably committed to the journey. Even though I am not a morning person, the only hour I knew I would have was early in the morning before my kids woke up. I would highly suggest morning time. It has become my favorite way to start my day- 100 days will form a habit!
- Read the whole Bible.
There is an amazing sense of connection and fluidity to the story of the Bible even when read simply cover to cover. There is a lot of reading and real life is going to happen and you will almost certainly fall behind on a day or two. Here's what to do and not do do when that happens.
You CAN do it. I was an exhausted mother of a one year old and a two year old the first time I read B90. That hour of reading in the morning that I didn't think I had became the time that energized and fueled the rest of my day. I was shocked and amazed to discover I actually enjoyed reading the Old Testament. God's voice will surprise you!
I can't wait to hear how God's Word speaks to your soul. Will you email me and tell me? Pretty please?!
Joy to your journey, my friend! May Grace and Peace overwhelm you.
|1||3-Jan||MeetUp||58||1-Mar||Isa 1:1||Isa 13:22|
|2||4-Jan||Gen 1:1||Gen 16:16||59||2-Mar||Isa 14:1||Isa 28:29|
|3||5-Jan||Gen 17:1||Gen 28:19||60||3-Mar||Isa 29:1||Isa 41:18|
|4||6-Jan||Gen 28:20||Gen 40:11||61||4-Mar||Isa 41:19||Isa 52:12|
|5||7-Jan||Gen 40:12||Gen 50:26||62||5-Mar||Isa 52:13||Isa 66:18|
|6||8-Jan||Ex 1:1||Ex 15:18||63||6-Mar||Isa 66:19||Jer 10:13|
|7||9-Jan||Ex 15:19||Ex 28:43||64||7-Mar||MeetUp|
|8||10-Jan||MeetUp||65||8-Mar||Jer 10:14||Jer 23:8|
|9||11-Jan||Ex 29:1||Ex 40:38||66||9-Mar||Jer 23:9||Jer 33:22|
|10||12-Jan||Le 1:1||Le 14:32||67||10-Mar||Jer 33:23||Jer 47:7|
|11||13-Jan||Le 14:33||Le 26:26||68||11-Mar||Jer 48:1||La 1:22|
|12||14-Jan||Le 26:27||Nu 8:14||69||12-Mar||La 2:1||Eze 12:20|
|13||15-Jan||Nu 8:15||Nu 21:7||70||13-Mar||Eze 12:21||Ez 23:39|
|14||16-Jan||Nu 21:8||Nu 32:19||71||14-Mar||MeetUp|
|15||17-Jan||MeetUp||72||15-Mar||Eze 23:40||Eze 35:15|
|16||18-Jan||Nu 32:20||Dt 7:26||73||16-Mar||Eze 36:1||Eze 47:12|
|17||19-Jan||Dt 8:1||Dt 23:11||74||17-Mar||Eze 47:13||Da 8:27|
|18||20-Jan||Dt 23:12||Dt 34:12||75||18-Mar||Da 9:1||Hos 13:6|
|19||21-Jan||Jos 1:1||Jos 14:15||76||19-Mar||Hos 13:7||Am 9:10|
|20||22-Jan||Jos 15:1||Jdg 3:27||77||20-Mar||Am 9:11||Nah 3:19|
|21||23-Jan||Jdg 3:28||Jdg 15:12||78||21-Mar||MeetUp|
|22||24-Jan||MeetUp||79||22-Mar||Hab 1:1||Zec 10:12|
|23||25-Jan||Jdg 15:13||1Sa 2:29||80||23-Mar||Zec 11:1||Mt 4:25|
|24||26-Jan||1Sa 2:30||1Sa 15:35||81||24-Mar||Mt 5:1||Mt 15:39|
|25||27-Jan||1Sa 16:1||1Sa 28:19||82||25-Mar||Mt 16:1||Mt 26:56|
|26||28-Jan||1Sa 28:20||2Sa 12:10||83||26-Mar||Mt 26:57||Mk 9:13|
|27||29-Jan||2Sa 12:11||2Sa 22:18||84||27-Mar||Mk 9:14||Lk 1:80|
|28||30-Jan||2Sa 22:19||1Ki 7:37||85||28-Mar||MeetUp|
|29||31-Jan||MeetUp||86||29-Mar||Lk 2:1||Lk 9:62|
|30||1-Feb||1Ki 7:38||1Ki 16:20||87||30-Mar||Lk 10:1||Lk 20:19|
|31||2-Feb||1Ki 16:21||2Ki 4:37||88||31-Mar||Lk 20:20||Jn 5:47|
|32||3-Feb||2Ki 4:38||2Ki 15:26||89||1-Apr||Jn 6:1||Jn 15:17|
|33||4-Feb||2Ki 15:27||2Ki 25:30||90||2-Apr||Jn 15:18||Ac 6:7|
|34||5-Feb||1Ch 1:1||1Ch 9:44||91||3-Apr||Ac 6:8||Ac 16:37|
|35||6-Feb||1Ch 10:1||1Ch 23:32||92||4-Apr||MeetUp|
|36||7-Feb||MeetUp||93||5-Apr||Ac 16:38||Ac 28:16|
|37||8-Feb||1Ch 24:1||2Ch 7:10||94||6-Apr||Ac 28:17||Ro 14:23|
|38||9-Feb||2Ch 7:11||2Ch 23:15||95||7-Apr||Ro 15:1||1Co 14:40|
|39||10-Feb||2Ch 23:16||2Ch 35:15||96||8-Apr||1Co 15:1||Gal 3:25|
|40||11-Feb||2Ch 35:16||Ez 10:44||97||9-Apr||Gal 3:26||Col 4:18|
|41||12-Feb||Ne 1:1||Ne 13:14||98||10-Apr||1Th 1:1||Phm 25|
|42||13-Feb||Ne 13:15||Job 7:21||99||11-Apr||MeetUp|
|43||14-Feb||MeetUp||100||12-Apr||Heb 1:1||Jam 3:12|
|44||15-Feb||Job 8:1||Job 24:25||101||13-Apr||Jam 3:13||3Jn 14|
|45||16-Feb||Job 25:1||Job 41:34||102||14-Apr||Jude 1||Rev 17:18|
|46||17-Feb||Job 42:1||Ps 24:10||103||15-Apr||Rev 18:1||Rev 22:21|
|47||18-Feb||Ps 25:1||Ps 45:14||104||16-Apr|
|48||19-Feb||Ps 45:15||Ps 69:21||105||17-Apr|
|49||20-Feb||Ps 69:22||Ps 89:13||106||18-Apr||MeetUp|
|51||22-Feb||Ps 89:14||Ps 108:13||108||20-Apr||Easter Sunday|
|52||23-Feb||Ps 109:1||Ps 134:3|
|53||24-Feb||Ps 135:1||Pr 6:35|
|54||25-Feb||Pr 7:1||Pr 20:21|
|55||26-Feb||Pr 20:22||Ecc 2:26|
|56||27-Feb||Ecc 3:1||SoS 8:14|