Wednesday, January 6, 2010
It's a new year and I'm working on some new aspects of life. I'm not calling them resolutions, but revolutions.
That is, I don't always do so well at keeping New Year's resolutions...but a revolution, a change in lifestyle, that's something with more permanence.
It's the difference between promising yourself that you'll work on something versus being accountable to others, that others know what you're working on.
Such is the case with my new year's revolution to read through the Bible in 2010.
Working with a schedule that has me reading some from the Old and New testaments every day, I'm on track so far.
To help me stick with the Bible-in-a-year revolution I post on Twitter every so often at twitter.com/jfwrites.
They're called 2010 Bible tweets and they're snippets of things I learn while reading my way through the Bible.
I'm finding that Twitter has been really helpful so far in looking back at the tweets as brief reminders of lessons learned from previous Bible passages read in 2010.
It's also an encouragement to follow through in reading on days when I'm pressed for time, or slugging through the "begat" chapters in the Old Testament.
That's because I know the "followers" on my twitter site may be reading the tweets as well and following my progress through the Bible.
Though a help, it ultimately doesn't matter if anyone reads tweets or if Twitter flies away tomorrow.
That's because above all the desire to honor God has to be there in order for me to follow through with this revolution. Ultimately being accountable to Him book, chapter and verse in 2010.