I recently read through the Bible in 90 days for the second time. I feel like I got more out of it this time than the first time. At the start of quarantine I thought I would probably have a lot of extra time so I decided to try reading the Bible in 90 days again.
There were a lot of parts that I enjoyed reading that I’m planning to go back and study more in depth. I was really interested in Romans so I’ve decided to start studying it. I don’t think it’s a book of the Bible that I’ve read very much. I also enjoyed reading Jonah and Daniel. I grew up in the church so I have heard the Bible stories of Daniel and of Jonah many times but it was nice to read them myself. It gave me a fresh perspective. It’s never too late to learn something new. Our church has also recently started doing a sermon series on Daniel and I am finding it very interesting. It reminds me to trust God no matter what I am going through. I haven’t been thrown into a lion’s den but I have gone through many struggles. Including coming very close to ending my life. I’m so thankful I got help. I’m so thankful God helped me through the hardest time in my life. It gives me one more reason to trust in Him.
“My God sent his angel to shut the lions’ mouths so that they would not hurt me, for I have been found innocent in his sight. And I have not wronged you, Your Majesty.” Daniel 6:22 NLT
I also really enjoyed reading Song of Songs. I haven’t read it very much before because I thought it was super weird there was a Bible book about sex but I realized it is mostly about love. When reading about how much they love each other I’m reminded of how much God loves me. It is encouraging to me to read Song of Songs when I am struggling with low self-esteem.
I also enjoyed reading Psalms. Of course that’s a book I’ve read many times but it was encouraging to read Psalms about lamenting as well as joy. It reminded me that it is okay to be sad sometimes. It is even necessary for healing at some points.
I still found Leviticus super weird and boring and Revelation very confusing. I also noticed God tells us to love others so many times in the Bible. He tells us to love everyone. Everyone! Is that hard? Yes! There are some people who are difficult for me to love. But I try to help everyone I can and show love to whomever possible. I am hoping people can sometimes see God’s love in me.
“Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.” 1st John 3:18