Thanks to the efforts of The JOY FM webmaster, we are now fully functional as an online Bible reading GROUP! What I’m excited about is the mutual encouragement we can experience as we choose to be involved. Check the “What is Read the Bible with Bill Martin?” page if you want a step-by-step explanation of how to get started and what you can do.
Please check back here, as I will be posting some of my own Bible reading notes and devotional thoughts. I might even highlight a note or comment from a member of our Bible reading community. The goal here is to use the interactive technology the internet provides to encourage daily Bible reading and devotions among imperfect people. Even if you’ve NEVER been successful in daily Bible reading before, now you can be.
If you’ll just start a good habit and take the emphasis OFF of the illusion of perfection.
Speaking of perfection, let me end this first post with one of my favorite verses. You should memorize this one. Really.
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6, ESV).
As a recovering perfectionist, I can tell you that learning the truth has liberated me, the truth that perfection is HIS work, and it comes at the END of the journey, not along the way. Where self-defeat formerly reigned, Christ now has full access. Open up your heart with me and come on the journey.