Welcome to a new 2019 Bible reading and study plan!
Have you ever felt as though life was going so fast that you didn’t have time to read, pray and study your Bible? Or perhaps it’s not the speed, but just the spirit of so many things to do has you spinning in circles?
Well, sister (or brother) I’ve been there. Even after a season quitting the corporate rat race to heal my body, soul and mind I still have the struggles. We wear so many hats it’s hard to keep them juggled and make time to do the important things in life.
Listen, I would like to say I’m so holy that I do a 1-hour or 2-hour Bible study every single day. But, that is a fantasy world for must of us, and it sure is for me.
Something I do every day is dive into one scripture. I study, meditate and pray on that one scripture and let it nourish my soul, following the Lectio Divina method of reading and prayer. I’m pretty sure in my life, it’s better for me to fully understand one scripture than to sit and read 20 pages in my Bible and not remember one thing I read. Can anyone say Amen?
Each month for a while, I plan to host a monthly Bible reading plan to help a community of Believers read God’s Word together and encourage each other. God has called me to be a Lifter Upper and lifting up His Good News is the ultimate way I can fulfill that calling.
ORDER YOUR JOURNAL
Each month, I will post a reading plan here on the web. I know I enjoy reading plans and journaling all in one book. So, I have created a simple 6×9 large print journal available on Amazon.
September 2019 BIBLE READING PLAN
I want to share with you a reading plan I created for myself. It’s called “Light Over Darkness” and it’s all about the theme of God’s light in your life.
The stars twinkled in the dark Texas sky. But, that’s not where I fastened my eyes. Instead, I looked ahead to the grove of trees on the edge of our suburban yard. Summer break was my favorite time of the year as a child. My parents paused the usual bedtime routine and I could play in the yard at night.
With the jar in my hand, my finger moving across the holes poked in the lid, I watched and waited for the signal. Then, there it was. The blinking of the little bugs in the dark grove of trees. Off my little legs carried me into my wonderland of nature’s twinkling bugs. I had no fear of that darkness because the joy of lightening bugs far outweighed any apprehensions.
The bug’s light in my childhood mind cast out all my fears.
But, now I’m older and wiser. I know that the unique light of a flashing bug can’t penetrate all darkness or my fears. I need a light that is stronger, wiser, and more powerful.
The light of my life come’s through my relationship with Christ and knowing the one and only Almighty, God.
HOW TO TAKE PART
- Follow the daily Bible reading plan and read the daily passage. Share your insights and what you learn on Social Media
- Write in your journal the scripture you chose for the day, your 5 items of gratitude, along with a short prayer of confession. Then spend time with God in prayer.
- An optional activity will be to comment on the thread my author Facebook page to see what others are learning and sharing. We will also pray for each other.
LIGHT OVER DARKNESS: EXPERIENCING GOD’S LIGHT IN YOUR LIFE
Ready? Let’s start on September 1st!
I can’t wait for us to dive into the Bible together!
Lifting You Up!
P.S. If you want the convenience of all the scriptures listed in a journal with plenty of writing space, then don’t forget to order your journal!
P.S.S. A sample of the interior of the journal is pictured below. Room for the date, scripture, 5 gratitude items, confession, and prayer can either be written, drawn or doodled.
P.S.S.S – October’s prayer and journal plan will be “Joy Overload” and I will introduce the scriptures the last Wednesday of September.