I decided last December to read the whole Bible in a year! Yes cover to cover in one year. This might not sound like a big deal but for me it was. I love to read but when it came to the Bible I must admit a big chunk of it can be a bit boring, so with a great app I got to work.
Thanks to this awesome app its been easy to stay on track and I have 54 more days until I accomplish a huge goal even the “boring” parts are being read.
So over the course of this year when I read very familiar parts I also get different insights, like today in Luke 21: 1-4. Luke describes Jesus as watching rich men giving their gifts to the treasury and as he watches this he looks and sees a women who was a poor widow give all she had.
This did not go unnoticed by Jesus and he not only noticed but used it as a great teaching time.
As I thought about the women that had no man or money it did not stop her from not just giving but doing so with everything she had. She was looked down upon for not having a man or money just like we might tend to do today.
Do we myself included here, give our all?
As I think over my last week and boy what a week I had, my answerer is nope I fell short at times. I don’t just mean financially but giving of our time, energy, thoughtfulness….the list can go on. In fact at times I was stingy with my thoughtfulness and good attitude.
I have heard time put this way and it really can put our thoughts into perspective.
Say we all get $86,400.00 deposited every day into our bank account daily, how would we spend it? Would we give our all or be like the wealthy and keep a large portion? The 86,400 is the amount of seconds we are given daily. Just think if we aren’t as stingy with our time and good attitude and start giving our all we just might not only have more energy and happiness but on days when that other person might night be able to give their all we could share and they would be better off and might give back when they can.