Last year about this time, I penned this entry on how the ESV, RSS and tools such as google reader are helping me keep faithful in reading God’s word. Well, this year, the good folks at Crossway have even a few more plans available, including one plan from the quite awesome ESV Study Bible (a hardcopy I received for Christmas, which includes the web version for free!). But for me, with a new little one at home, I need brevity. Times of quiet are few and far between. So, I’m sticking with last year’s Daily Bible Reading Plan (rss, print).
The next difficulty for me will be integrating more prayer time into the daily worship time. Reading Jerram Barrs’ book on prayer is quite convicting and inspiring, so I’m looking for more. What I read this weekend on fasting, though only part of a chapter, leaves me feeling rather like a chump. Fasting is definitely a spiritual discipline that is severely lacking in my life, and I hazard a guess in all of evangelicalism.
On the subject of reading, the pastor and I have been doing weekly book talk lunches. So far, we’ve made it through J. Greshem Machen’s “Christianity and Liberalism” and will finish up Luther’s small book “On Christian Liberty” with the letter to Pope Leo X. Afterwards, we move into Jonathan Edwards “The Freedom of the Will”. Looking forward to it.
Morning Cup: FP of Kenya Thika Chania. Nice body, smooth and slightly bright. Roasted on Jan 2 to a City+, about 435.
Solo Deo Gloria,