Monday, January 10, 2011

B90Days...A Week Later


Yep, I'm still at it. I'm loving it. I haven't read today yet, but we start the Book of Leviticus today.

After finishing Exodus, my brain was so tired from all the exact specifications about the Tabernacle and the priests' garments...oh my gosh...when I just now wrote those words I remembered a dream I had last night! It was about what the priests wore! I saw one of the priests, but it was in modern day, and I wondered if that same garment had been worn by Aaron (God said his clothes were to be passed down through generations...but I may have read and/or interpreted that wrong). How great is that? That God's Word would so infiltrate my mind that I dream about it? Now I'm really stoked about this!

I have to admit, though, it was hard not to run through it all and "skip" those verses. But as I read, I kept thinking that God had a plan and a reason for all those beautifully He designed His temporary dwelling place - AND made it a picture of His Son! I haven't done Beth Moore's study (A Woman's Heart: God's Dwelling Place) on the Tabernacle, but after reading about it in such detail I want to now.

All that minutia also made me realize that our God is a God of order, of detail. He knows down to the most minute detail of our lives what we are going through...and He has a plan for it. Even though it may not have made for the most exciting reading, it did make me love Him that much more.

If you are reading the Bible in 90 days with me, how are you doing? Is it getting harder to get up early (not that it is for me, or at aaaaalllllll....) to read for 45 minutes to an hour? Don't quit. At the end of this I will be so happy to say that I did it. Not for the sake of saying, "I did it," but so that I will have accomplished something I didn't think I ever could. And so that I will have come to know the Lord better. After all...isn't that the greatest goal?

There are so many other people doing this with me! Visit Mom's Toolbox to read about this journey from others' perspective!


Anonymous said...

Proud of you! I think of you each time I read. I completely agree with the dept of reading and not skimming. I have learned a great deal already. There are so many random verses underlined in my bible that have jumped out at me. Love it. I love that my kids see me read, I love that the word is in my hands and that I am learning. Yay God!! ;)

Bonnie said...

This is just so cool!!! Sorry for not coming up with an amazing vocabulary word for it but there is no other way to describe it. I can remember feeling the same exact way about the "details." Numbers about killed me until I realized the same thing you did - our God is a God of details, of order and of completeness. Details matter to Him and if they matter to Him, they should matter to us. He is a God of excellence and perfection. And on and on and on it goes. What fun to watch this unfold for you!!!

Kat said...

Way to go, chicky! :)

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog through Twitter in the Bible In 90 Day Challenge. I'm just starting today, so am already behind :( Great to meet other homeschoolers. Look forward to following you on Twitter and your blog.

Jessica Heights said...

Good for you for not skipping though the details...I'll admit that I tend to skim that part! :/