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Erika DeWitt only discovered that her hobby of designing websites
was what she wanted to pursue as a career
after graduating college with a degree in film.
It’s been a wild adventure since, but one she wouldn’t trade for anything.
She is also an online magazine founder,
and it’s a special place where she posts quality contributor content
to encourage and inspire others.
When she is not on her computer (let’s be honest, that’s rare),
she loves baking, hanging out with her best friend Julie,
and teaching the Beginners class at her church.
Some of her other favorite things are: Starbucks, HGTV,
and her cat (onto which she dumps shameless amounts of ♡ ).
Erika is also an inspiring regular contributor (LifeWriter)
here at LifeLetter Café and is today’s featured contributor
to “Find It Only Here On Friday”.
Her first Café exclusive “One Easy Way to Stay in Your Bible Each Day”
can be found below . . BUT FIRST . . the Café thought
you just might want to know
how an Encouragement Leader like Erika DeWitt
has been encouraged in her own faith.
In her own words …
Now that I am approaching my first year as a self-employed web designer,
I have seen God’s hand in so many areas of my life.
It is invigorating and very humbling to live entirely by faith,
but now I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I look forward to see what this new year holds!
Find It Only Here
“One Easy Way To Stay
In Your Bible Each Day”
I don’t know about you …
but I have struggled a lot with consistently reading my Bible. As the past has shown, I’ll do great for a while and really reap some benefits, but then, for one reason or another, I won’t touch it for a while.
I’ve tried many study plans to keep my reading more intentional and guided, but I run into the same problem—eventually, I tedder off. Now before you get too worried (and me), I’m happy to say that 2018 has brought the answer I’ve been seeking. I’ve finally found a way to keep myself challenged, intentional and consistent with reading my Bible daily, and it will work for you too!
For the first time, I’m going to read the entire Bible through in one year.
Perhaps many of you have done this before, but it’s the perfect solution to staying in the Word each day. Plans that focus on a particular book of the Bible can certainly be helpful, but once I complete them, the gap period of finding another I’ll enjoy always seems to get the best of me.
Below are a few reasons mentioned above why I (and you) will benefit from reading your whole Bible each year:
- Consistency: The yearly plan in the back of my Bible assigns a set amount of chapters to each day, so I always have a reason to be reading. This eventually perpetuates into me being more disciplined and in tune with what God is trying to speak into my life.
- Challenge: The last thing I want to do is fall a day or two behind and make up for it. The plan I’m using assigns a minimum of three chapters a day on average, so I need to stay intentional lest I create more “work” for myself. Plus, completing a spiritual task always feels good!
- Changing perspectives: Because I now would like to do this year after year, I know that as I mature spiritually, I’ll get different insights from passages that I didn’t have before. This is the most exciting benefit to me, because it keeps the Bible relevant and intriguing, just as God intended.
It’s nearly two weeks into the new year and I have yet to slip-up on my new ready plan. It’s an understatement to say I’m geeked. If you’ve had great insights or other benefits from reading your Bible through, please share! I’d love to hear about your experience.
How is God encouraging you today?