Well this week I finally finished reading through the New Testament. It only took me about 20 months…hahahahahaha. And yet, I am not one bit down on taking 20 months to read through 27 books because I really soaked them up and pursued understanding and love for God’s word versus quickness or a goal. I needed to really break them down and so I did just that. And it worked for me. I can truthfully say I really deeply enjoy reading the Bible now and that is huge.
Revelations was waaaaaaay better than I ever imagined. I really really liked it…even loved it. It brought on big convictions and made me toe the line on issues in my heart. It brought about major awareness and serious perspective. This life is just a blip and Jesus is coming…like a thief in the night. And not for one second is this all about me, but every last single bit is about God and His glory…how can we bring Him more glory and honor.
And now I’m diving right into Genesis and the rest of the Old Testament. Hold me. I’m nervous, but excited at the same time. I’ve never read the Old Testament…just like I’d never read the New Testament. So far, Genesis is awesome…even though I’ve only read chapter 1…and that took me two days. Ha.
God is dang creative. So many actions I boxed off…He was on it. Loved how The Message put it in 1:1-2:
“Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.”
And then He set to work creating like no one had ever created before or ever will create again. His thoughtfulness and creativity is not lost on me at all. It makes my jaw drop and just sit in awe of all the ridiculously marvelous things He did. Geez. He’s the Creator of the ages and I’m His kid…His offspring…created in His image. I cannot wait to see what all He has waiting in the Old Testament for me.