Here's the basic idea:
and a few friends decide to start a dBrag. You pick
a chapter in the Bible and each start reading a single
chapter each day. When you've finished reading, you
fire up your email program and send a quick email to
your dBraggers, letting them know that you've read today.
You may want to add a comment about something that really
stood out to you as you read. You may want to add a
prayer, or encouragement. But, it doesn't have to be
complicated - just a few lines is all it takes.
your other friends do the same. You know they read today,
and they know you did. That's it! SO simple - yet the
daily reading of God's word will wash you and energize
you like you won't believe. This is POWERFUL stuff!
So, get ready!
starts with YOU. A simple email to friends is a good
way to start. Here's a "blurb" you can copy
and paste into an email to your friends to invite them
to start a dBrag:
I've been wanting to be more consistant with my daily
Bible reading and I just found out about something called
"dBrag" and I wanted to see if you were interested
in starting a group with me.
it's an accountability group that we'd do through email
with each other each day. I like it because it's simple
and doesn't require too much time, but I think the benefits
will be amazing.
out the website at www.dBrag.org
and let me know what you think. Here's the basic
pick chapter in the Bible and each start reading a single
chapter each day. When we've finished reading, we send
a quick email to each other to let each other know that
we've read today. We may want to add a comment about
something that really stood out to us as we read. It
doesn't have to be complicated - just a few lines is
all it takes.
are a few ground rules:
1 - The
object is to read one chapter in the Bible every day
- including weekends and holidays.
- This works best with groups of 3 to 7 people.
- Pray before you read that the Holy Spirit opens your
eyes to what God would have for you that day.
- Set up a distribution list in your email. Then, email
the group daily with your insights and thoughts or even
questions (it's best to share what the Holy Spirit reveals
to you, not what your study notes say at the bottom
of the page). The exchange can be very insightful.
- Encourage your brothers/sisters. If they share something
that minsters to you, reply to everyone with your thoughts.
- Once you have a group of 3 to 7 people that's working,
it's best not invite anyone else to join this group.
It's difficult to keep up with more people than that.
7 - If this
is not for you, please let the others know. There may
be others who want to join the group and are just waiting
for an opportunity.
- If this discipline is blessing you and you want to
start your own group later - great. Some people are
a part of two or three groups, and the beauty is that
all of the groups can be reading the same chapter every
day so that you can focus your time and reading.
- If you don't email the group after a few days, expect
the group to send you a few "encouraging"
emails. As easy as dBrag is, the discipline is not so
easy. Some have tried all their lives to read the Bible
consistently - dBrag is a tool that really works.
- One final suggestion - save your thoughts from each
chapter in a folder. You will be amazed what the Holy
Spirit reveals to you, and you will have folders full
of devotions to pull from when the opportunity arises.
don't forget to email me and let me know about your
dBrag. Send me any questions, feedback, suggestions,
etc. Some have started a blog or website, so send me
your link and I'll post it (unless you want to keep
it private - and that's fine, too).
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