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DD11 and I just finished reading Day 12 of the Bible in 90 days. She has gone to bed, and it is dark and quiet in the house. I’m thinking… Sometimes, my thinking can be dangerous but not tonight. Tonight, I’m thinking about why I’m reading the Bible in 90 days. I’ve read most of the Bible throughout my life, but I’ve never successfully completed a cover-to-cover plan before. I’ve tried the year-long reading plans, but most of the ones that I have seen had me skipping throughout the Bible. That never worked for me.
Back to the question, though. Why 90 days? I’m sure that there is a reason in the blogosphere, but I’ve not hunted it down. I wanted to figure this out for myself. I honestly believe that the reason for 90 days is threefold.
1) To read the Bible from cover-to-cover. To read the entire text and see His beauty.
2) To decrease the chance that people will “fall off the wagon.” Over the course of a year, a person can find numerous reasons to stop reading. If you shorten the plan’s length of time, there are fewer things that crop up as diversions.
3) To create a habit of reading His Word on a daily basis. It has been shown that if you stick with something for 3 months, you will likely keep with it. You see this “slogan” more in the diet world. If you change your dietary and exercise habits for 3 months, you are more likely to change your lifestyle for the long haul. I’m guessing that this will be the case with reading the Bible in 90 days. After 12 days of reading nightly, I look forward to my time with the Word. If I can keep this up for 90 days, I don’t see how I could give up my nightly time with Him.
I pray that all of those who are reading with Mom’s Toolbox for the Bible in 90 Days will find the same habit-forming blessing that I am.