Four Ways to Catch Up When You Fall Behind Reading the Bible

I predict you will sometimes fall behind. Our family did – many times each year.  Don’t say, “We might fall behind so we shouldn’t try.”  It is usually a mistake to neglect a great thing for possible failure. Yes, you will fall behind from time to time. Life happens! Our family used different methods at different times when we fell behind.  Here are four ways the Brown family bounced back when we fell behind the schedule:

First, spread it out
Let’s say you’re 16 chapters behind. Add one extra chapter for the next 16 days and you’ll be caught up in sixteen days.

Second, grind it out
Just grind it out and read those 16 make-up chapters over a day or two.  Take a couple of hours and read, read, read.  Just “Git ‘er done!”

Third, listen up
Catch up by listening to an audio bible while you are driving or working around the house.

Fourth, jump ahead
Simply jump ahead to the section allocated for the current day in the schedule. Chalk it up to, “It’s not a perfect world, we are not a perfect family and sometimes we fall behind”.  BUT, we are not giving up!”

This is an excerpt from the article, “Ten Tips for Reading the Bible as a Family.”

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