I'm experimenting with a plan to read through the Bible in 40 weeks (skipping Sundays). This is the slowest I've read on a daily basis in a while, but it's been good for me spiritually. I had the program send an appointment to my Outlook calendar (which I set for 6:00a-6:00a…no time) so my Treo reminds me what I'm reading the next day.
Here's what I wrote in my journal regarding today's reading: John 11-13.
11:10 — "Stumbling" internally (or doubting God in my faith) is an indication God's light is not in me, or I'm not walking in the light at the moment.
11:16 — Is Thomas being fatalistic here? Or courageous?
11:31 — Here's a great example of the way people jump to conclusions…what we talked about in the message yesterday. People who "tell themselves stories."
12:6 — Why would Jesus have let this go on??? His accountant/treasurer (Judas) was ripping His ministry off!!! Yet he did nothing about it.
12:25 — Good topic for a future "faith-talk" with the kids. The only way to save our lives? Lose them for God in ministry.
12:43 — Do I, Lord? My heart yearns (dysfunctionally) for big time praises & compliments of people. But God FORBID that it's more important than the promise of Your future accolades. It should not…it MUST not be!
13:5 — How??? How in the world could you stoop down and wash Judas' feet? A man who was orchestrating your murder within the next 24 hours…