I will confess that in our Bible Challenge beginning in Lent I have had weeks of falling behind in reading, then catching up, while feeling guilty. Some weeks have been blissfully “successful,” but others have been frustrating as life and my own distractibility took control. Perhaps you have received the grace of dedication and discipline and this has not been your experience. If not, God is still merciful.
Here is a resource that may be helpful. If you go online to thecenterforbiblicalstudies.org, the home of the Bible Challenge, you will find a link to the Lent to Lent Bible Challenge for 2015. There you will find a day by day listing of the Bible Challenge readings, beginning on Ash Wednesday of this year. According to this listing, the week beginning with the first day of June (next week) will be Days 104-110. This week completes I Samuel and begins II Samuel, while concluding the gospel of John and covering the first five chapters of Acts.
If you have fallen behind, here is my suggestion. Go back and look at the conclusion of Judges, read the short and enjoyable book of Ruth, and acquaint yourself with the structure of the story recounted in I Samuel. Read toward the ending of John’s gospel. Then, begin with Day 104 and accept forgiveness for whatever you have not read or have skimmed!
As summer unfolds and we all go away for vacations or relocate to summer locales (or get busy with the new bishop’s consecration!), each of us will no doubt need to stop and recalibrate along the way. Please do so, and don’t deprive yourself of the sustaining, enlightening, and empowering Word of God this summer. May you know God’s blessings and peace.