Sunday, 13 October 2019

My Devotional Life: A Three Year Anniversary

Thanksgiving weekend is once again upon us. Besides reflecting on the plethora of things that I have to be thankful for, I am reminded that this weekend also marks an anniversary. It was three years ago, Thanksgiving 2016, that I embarked on an incredible devotional pilgrimage. Looking back, I never imagined that three years later it would still be a part of my early morning routine.

What I embarked on was the quest of creating a handwritten Bible. Actually, the original goal was simply the copying the New Testament. However, when that journey was finished much quicker than I anticipated, I was not yet ready to quit; I was enjoying the project too much. I remember thinking that maybe I should just add Psalms and Proverbs, and then call it good. The more I thought of it, the more I decided that what I'd really like to do is to go straight back to Genesis and see how far I could get through the Old Testament as well.

So now, three years later, not only have I completed the entire New Testament, but I have also travelled from Genesis through to about the middle of Daniel. Another week or so, and Lord willing I'll be on the final leg with just the twelve Minor Prophets to go. By Christmas I could actually be done, having hand-copied all sixty six books of the Bible, from Genesis through Revelation. While no doubt an achievement, it is also a bitter-sweet one, since this has been such an important part of my day.

Well there you have it; my early morning devotional routine of the past three years. I can't wait to see where the Lord takes me next. Peace and Blessings.

If you've undertaken something similar, do drop me a note in the comment box. I'd love to hear about it.
For more on this, see also: My Devotional Life: A Handwritten Bible

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