Back in January I posted about starting the Bible in 90 Days Challenge. I have a confession to make. I am 20 days behind in my reading. I am only ready for day 44 when I should be on day 63. I am only ready for Psalm 109 when I should be ready for Ezekiel 47.
I was starting to feel bad about letting “life” get in the way of this challenge. But, then I started wondering why I was feeling guilty because there have been some really good things that have happened as a result of starting this challenge.
I have been reading the Bible more than I ever have in my life. I am almost halfway through the Bible in just a little over two months. I have been blessed by reading God’s Word more than ever before. I have learned so much that I either have forgotten or never really knew.
I think that in light of those positives I am not going to beat myself up over not being where I am supposed to be in this challenge. I will do my best, but even if I don’t finish reading the Bible in 90 days I will finish it.
Now, if you will indulge me for just a little bit longer I wanted to share why I chose the title of this post. You see, some parts of the Bible have long lists of names. Names that are hard to pronounce. Names of people that lived so long ago. It is easy to want to just skim over their names.
However, those names must have been listed in the Bible for a reason. Did those people ever dream that someday I would read their name in the Bible and wonder what their life was like? I don’t know the answer to that, but I do know one thing for sure. My name will never be in the Bible.
So, if those people, whose names I wanted to skim over, were important enough to be listed in the Bible what will my name mean centuries from now? Will my life have had any meaning or will my name be skimmed over some day, if it is even remembered at all?
I really have no idea and quite frankly the thought is a little scary to me. However, I am not going to spend time worrying about it.
What I am going to do is keep reading my Bible because I know that God has a plan laid out for me within its pages. I want to follow His Word so that my children, who are my legacy, will know this. Even though someday I will just be another name of someone who lived on this earth, that I was someone who loved the Lord with all my heart, soul, mind and strength and taught them to do the same.
I am linking this post to Motivate Me Monday at the Fifth Street Palace.