Our kids have had two different responses to their parents doing this Bible reading challenge.
Ellie has started her own. Completely of her own volition, she decided that she will read one Psalm every day from her own “real” Bible. She started on January 1st and has only missed a couple days. I’m so proud of her! I’m also humbled by her pure and sincere desire.
Zach has a different motivation. Right around New Year’s, he asked me if Daddy won. I replied that this wasn’t a competition; it’s just something we want to do together.
“But Daddy finished, right?”
I replied that he had.
“And you didn’t, right?”
“Yes, that’s true, but I’m still working on it.”
“That means you’re the loser.”
I gotta be honest with you here. I know the boy is only five, but I’m feeling the sting of his assessment. That sting has affected my reading, which has been nearly nonexistent since that discussion. I’m not quitting, but I am truly struggling to find motivation.
Sequel Peeps: How do you stay motivated?
Just so we know, here is a list of who is with us for the Sequel:
- Mary Jo
- Misty *New this year!*
It’s not too late to join! If you want some accountability for your Bible reading, sign-up and check back here for encouragement and fellowship.
Questions? Send them my way!