Sticking with my Bible reading gets harder around the kids' vacation. The girls ended up with two extra days of vacation this month because of all the snow we had right before Valentine's Day. They head back today after eleven straight days of being home. It will be tough getting back on schedule for everyone, but there is something wonderful about being back on track.
Here is what I've been reading:
12:8 - 10 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
I have to admit that I didn't find 2 Corinthians as interesting as 1 Corinthians. You can find more information about this epistle at http://christianity.about.com/od/newtestamentbooks/a/2-Corinthians.htm
2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
3:13 - 14 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”, that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control...
6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.