This week I was finally able to get more Bible reading recorded. I’m so glad, because it’s something that I’d wanted to do for a while but had been put on the back burner due to more pressing tasks in life (I’ll write more on that in another post some time. I’ve also been meaning to blog, but that’s been even more difficult to make time for).
I’ve now finished reading through all the shorter epistles, and they can be found here. Whew! I had originally planned to read Hebrews through Revelation directly, but Revelation is the last book of the Bible (as well as being one of my favourite books) so when I got there, I realised I wanted to read it last.
My plan now is to go back and finish reading Paul’s longer epistles (Romans & 1 Corinthians), then read through the gospels, then go back through the Old Testament, and finally finish with Revelation.
Speaking of which, I’ve already started Romans and have updated both my blog post and my relevant YouTube playlist. I just realised that it’s already been over a year since I started doing this! I haven’t been as consistent as I’d like to, but I am plodding away slowly.
It’s been a bit strange for me in my devotionals because I am unintentionally skipping around the Bible so much in my reading these days that I don’t really know where to do my devos from anymore. We’re studying through Ephesians in Friday fellowship, 2 Corinthians in my family Bible study on Saturday mornings (we recently finished Revelation), Colossians as our Sunday series, and Jacky and I were also previously studying through Galatians with a couple of sisters locally.
On top of that, I’m slowly working my way through reading recordings. For most of these recordings, I will read through the book or passage multiple times to become more familiar with them; to better understand the flow so that I’d be able to better express the contained notions and emotions in my reading, and hopefully also make fewer errors when I finally come to record it.
Most of the time, the passages I’m reading don’t align with the passages I’m studying… so… it’s been a bit strange. As I write this, I realise that following a devo plan would probably be of great benefit to me, so that I can still do all of these other studies whilst ensuring I do not neglect my own personal time with God.
Ah, I’ve really missed blogging. I love being able to write to help me process my thoughts. Please do bear with me, because I do just write whatever comes to mind, and a lot of the time my many thoughts are a jumbled mess. Writing helps me reflect and organise my thoughts so that I can process them. Often times, it helps inspire solutions to problems I’m dealing with. It’s great for me, but I can see how for anyone reading it can get confusing haha.
I was also very encouraged when a non-believer friend of mine messaged me to say she really enjoyed listening to me read Bible, even though she doesn’t believe. While my desire is that she will come to know the love of Jesus, simply knowing that a non-Christian is willing to listen to me read Bible fills me with great joy. (I know God’s Word is attractive to those He wishes to call, and is alone enough to convict and bring whomever He chooses to repentance as He desires.) Shoutout and much love to her if she’s reading this <3
On an unrelated but also slightly related note, a stranger messaged me on Discord saying that I was the one of the reasons she decided to go ahead and do a Chloe Ting challenge! Yay! That just made me so happy. Actually when she first reached out I thought she got the wrong person because nobody outside of my friend circle had ever reached out to say I’d had an influence in their decision before. Then when we realised she did actually mean me, I was blown away.
So, if you’re someone who actually cares about my life in some way, shape or form, thank you for reading / watching. I really appreciate it!