Friday, December 31, 2004

The New Year's Resolution

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
(2 Timothy 3:14-17)

Another year has come and gone so quickly. Another year of too many hours at work, too many hours watching television, and too many hours tracking my favorite teams on the internet. However, last week as I was sitting in church (with my new year’s chronological daily reading guide in hand), I made a promise to myself that 2005 would be different; 2005 would be the first year that I’ve read the bible from cover to cover! Sure I’ve read the New Testament before, and I’ve even read decent sized chunks of the Old, but sadly the reading of every page has escaped me.

Truthfully, in years past I’ve lifted up a similar promise to myself, only to have it collapse upon the approach of Leviticus…hence my reasons for publicly confessing this goal to you all today. I covet your prayers that this would be the year I finally complete my mission, and I pray that you too will join me. I know in my heart that we’ll be forever transformed for the better if we do.