Reading the Bible in 90 Days Update

I totally vamped up for this awesome challenge yet when the gun fired I fell flat on my face. I never thought that reading my bible would become such a challenge. I got through Genesis with lessons learned and my heart thinking, along with every intention to keep going. Yet I haven’t picked my Bible up since :-( Though it is not the fact that I so easily put it down that is bothering me, it is the fact that I had/have a support group that I have let down.

Although I have to say I believe that this challenge has encouraged the Lord to work harder on throwing me obvious signs that I am no longer able to miss or it has just opened my eyes to them even more, then again this could be my guilty conscience speaking out loud. Either way I am getting the spiritual messages that he is sending me regarding the actions in which I have recently chosen to take.
This past Saturday I could have used valuable time to catch up in my Bible reading yet instead I wasted time catching up on my internet reading or trying to catch up any way….my computer locked up and my hashtags stopped working so for hours I tried to figure out the problems, not getting anything done. The next day, Sunday, I did not go to church, though I haven’t gone since my baby was born due to the fact that it is freezing outside and I have yet to get out with all 3 of my kids all by myself (my husband has been working 12’s and 24’s). That night I did get out taking care of a few of my customers with my children in hand, so of course I get pulled over only to discover that my proof of insurance has mysteriously disappeared. HHHMMMM?
I am anticipating purchasing podcasts in order to catch up, but isn’t that considered cheating? I mean the whole point is actually reading your Bible in 90 days, listening to it can merely take 1 hour or more (I assume). I don’t want to insult anyone who is using podcasts because with 3 children, 1 being 2 months old, I don’t see any other way I would be able to stay up to date in this challenge without them. On the other hand The Happy House Wife, with her 7 children, makes my sorry excuses look like shameful whining.

Being that I only feel disappointed rather than discouraged I will always recommend this challenge to everyone.

6 comments:

J said...

Lord,
Thank you for Frugalistic Mama's honesty. Please help us as we get to know You better. Please help us both to find a balance with our time especially with the computer and Your Word. Please make things distasteful to us that are not pleasing to You. Please open our eyes to Your Will especially in the use of our time. Thank You for the privilege of being able to know You through Your Word that I know for myself I often take for granted including the freedom we still have to read it and not be arrested. Thank You for sending Your Son and giving us the written word. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen

Frugalistic Mama said...

Thanx so much!!

Amy@ MomsToolbox said...

It is definitely a tough challenge!! Any chance you're still reading along with us?

Frugalistic Mama said...

Yes I amstill following way behind but still here!

J said...

Lord,
Thank you for Frugalistic Mama's honesty. Please help us as we get to know You better. Please help us both to find a balance with our time especially with the computer and Your Word. Please make things distasteful to us that are not pleasing to You. Please open our eyes to Your Will especially in the use of our time. Thank You for the privilege of being able to know You through Your Word that I know for myself I often take for granted including the freedom we still have to read it and not be arrested. Thank You for sending Your Son and giving us the written word. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen

Amy@ MomsToolbox said...

It is definitely a tough challenge!! Any chance you're still reading along with us?