I shared yesterday how I felt 2014 was the year of messy in my life (Beginning a New Year...Part 1). Todays post is a continuation of what I am doing to make this year less messy. =)
I would say the most important area where my life was messy was my spiritual walk with Jesus. I wasn't in the Word regularly. I have tried several read the Bible in a year plans in the past and I have failed every time. This year I am trying a new plan called the 5x5x5 Bible reading plan. This reading plan takes you through all 260 chapters of the New Testament, one chapter per day. The gospels are read throughout the year to keep the story of Jesus fresh all year. That is manageable!
The Bible I have been using for the last 9 years is a MacArthur Study Bible and it is beginning to fall apart. New year, new Bible. =) I decided to look for a Bible that is more streamlined and less cluttered with extra study notes and references to simply read. Remember, I get distracted easily. ;-) I was really taken in by the journaling Bible, but after seeing the tiny font size in that Bible, I knew that was not going to work for me. My must haves for a new Bible were:
1 ~ wide margins for notes
2 ~ single column text
3 ~ easy to read font size
The ESV Legacy Bible by Crossway was perfect! My MacArthur Study Bible will still be used when I need more information.
Here is my new Bible sporting a new cover I made. The tutorial can be found at Amy's Creative Side.
Clean, easy to read pages. I love it!!
If you look carefully, the last sentence on this page is the Scripture I use in my blog header. =) I need to get it underlined!!
Have a Happy Friday and weekend!