Since I plan to make this the year I shine, what better way to get focus and clarity than through the Word of God?
Yearly I resolve to read the bible from beginning to end then give up somewhere around Leviticus. However, I just completed a class at my church, Prayer Chapel Church of God in Christ, that cultivated an interest in the actual bible. I also purchased the one year audio bible from Master Media Ministries read by Tom Dooley. This version is phenomenal with commentary and just enough of the Old Testament and the New Testament with Proverbs and Psalms thrown in for a balanced meditation.
For encouragement, I turned to Mike at the one year bible blog.
http://www.OneYearBibleBlog.com There you can sign up for a weekly email with the reading plan and also talk via forums with other bible readers.
If you prefer something tangible, Mike also has a pdf file that can be printed and placed in your bible.
There is even a mobile site http://www.oneyearbibleonline.mobi/ for those on the go.
No excuses! To quote the Good Reverend Doctor, let go and let God. The bible is a book that will guide me to my shine.
God, watch me shine in ’09.