Even though the main emphasis of Memverse is, and always will be Scripture memory verses; we also want to encourage and inspire all forms of treasuring, taking in, and meditating on Scripture in our pursuit of knowing, loving, praising, and serving the true Biblical God.
After a hectic July with haphazard Bible reading mostly developing a worshipful heart through PSALMS, Jacky and I decided to start August with a disciplined, yet flexible and grace filled daily joint Bible reading goal and plan that we might be able to continue throughout our married life together. God enabling us, we want to read together at least one chapter of the Bible each day. We will read through 5 sections of the Bible. The Old Testament (minus PSALMS and PROVERBS); PSALMS, PROVERBS, the Gospels, ACTS - REVELATION. Rather than be tied down to a certain number of daily chapters, we are using target dates we are aiming for to complete each section. Two days before the end of each month is the target date for reading through one Gospel. Two days before each 4th month is our target date to complete PROVERBS; Two days before the end of each 6th month is our target date to complete PSALMS and to complete ACTS - REVELATION; July 29th each year is our target date to finish the Old Testament.
We plan to supplement our daily devotional reading with periodic longer Scripture reading sessions where we read several chapters from one of the 5 sections.
On this blog we plan to declare our monthly Bible reading as an accountability help for us and, Lord willing, an encouragement to others. We also invite others to likewise share your reading plans or goals and/or declare your weekly or monthly or yearly (or periodic) Bible reading.
This blog can also be used to discuss any specific Scripture you have recently read. Please always feel free to share testimony or insights on the Scripture we declare as reading.
May we always remember that quality time in Scripture and a right heart for God always trumps quantity of chapters read or verses memorized.
I look forward to hearing from you as we encourage and inspire each other.
In Christ, Phil Walker firstname.lastname@example.org
PS If we have interests in others committing to monthly declarations of Bible reading we can set up a friendly monthly "Remember to declare your Bible reading" post on this page or monthly email sent out to those who desire to be included.