Cross Con was, as expected, amazing beyond words. I still have much to process. All of the plenaries are available for free online, so do check out some (all, if you have time) of the messages.
I usually like to plan out how I will pursue the Lord through His Word during the following year well before New Years Eve, but wasn’t able to this year because of the conference. So I’m continuing to mull and plan today. In addition to a one-year reading plan I always choose a few books to study verse-by-verse and portions to memorize. I always memorize from what I’m studying because of how memorization enhances meditation and study. I think this year I’m going to finish Romans. A few years ago I stopped memorizing Romans at the end of chapter 4 because my study/meditation could not keep up with my memorization. Romans is so deep and so rich – “pure gospel”, as some have written. Whatever I end up choosing to study/memorize, I will post often on what I’m gleaning!
How are you planning to read/study the Bible this year? Which reading plan will you be using? Are you planning to study any books of the Bible in depth? Are you planning on memorizing any verses or chapters or books? Please comment, I’d love to know! As he has done for many years now, Justin Taylor has posted a roundup of various Bible-reading plans. If you want to read through the Bible in 2014 but haven’t picked a plan, do check out Justin Taylor’s post. Also, feel the freedom to split up the plan to read-through the Bible in two (or more) years if you so desire! The point is not to read through the Bible as quickly as we can, but to encounter the living Word through the written Word, to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.