Week 1 of the Bible in 90 Days Challenge
Our bible study started the Bible in 90 Days challenge the first Thursday of January. The challenge is simple, read 12 pages a day and within 90 days you’ll have read the whole Bible. Cover to cover. Verse by verse, chapter by chapter. Since I started reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation in the summer of 2008, I have only got to Mark. That’s at a pretty slow pace and with a lot of breaks on my part. So when this came up for our group to accomplish together, I was so excited! Each Thursday, during our normal Bible study time we watch a short 20 minute video summing up our reading from that past week, going over the themes of each chapter and what to look forward to next. Since we’re already getting into 2 Samuel this week, I am pretty behind in my blogging of this challenge! But I will try to catch up!
What I loved most about the first week’s reading was reading about Moses’ call to go back to Egypt, to redeem the Israelites from Pharoah. What I may not have caught before was Moses’ claim in Exodus 4 that he was not an “eloquent” speaker and “slow of speech and slow of tongue” to which God replied:
Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the LORD? Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.
This struck me as such an amazing reminder that we only accomplish what God has allowed us to and has given us the ability to do! So in any area in my life that I may feel incapable about, whether it be skills at work or like Moses, the ability to eloquently speak to others, I must remind myself that I have a Creator who will give me these abilities when I need them. Or as God also did for Moses, I may be given another way to accomplish these needs, as Aaron aided Moses.
All I have to say is thank God I am not totally dependent on myself and myself alone! God is in me to accomplish His will! So if you feel called, do not fret that you do not have the abilities to go and do what you are being called to. Just believe and go and do to accomplish His divine will.
The above image is from willg photos, text added by me.