I am a huge believer in using some sort of Bible reading plan every year. It helps people stay on track with their reading as well as see their progress. I want to challenge you to begin using some sort of plan this year if you are not doing so already. I guarantee you it will bring more life and consistency to your time with God.
There are many plans out their that are geared for people of all levels of spiritual maturity. There is no excuse why you couldn’t try at least one these plans.
The One Year Bible: This is what I have been doing for a few years now. I have found this to be extremely helpful for me! It takes me through the whole Bible in one year, giving me something from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs everyday. This way I am not trudging through Old Testament for half of the year.
The Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan: This is one of the plans that we are making available to our congregation. Each day you are given a couple of Old Testament and New Testament passages to read. This plan takes you through the whole Bible in a year as well. However, you can alter this plan if that is not your goal.
The 5 x 5 x 5 Bible Reading Plan: This plan will walk you through the New Testament in just 5 days a week, and 5 minutes a day. This plan is great for those who have not made consistent Bible reading a discipline yet. It is a very doable Bible reading plan that will help you gain momentum as you make reading God’s Word a priority.
Another great place to find other options is YouVersion. While you are there you can check out the Bible app for your phone that I think is a “must have.” Then you can take the Bible with you everywhere you go. Definitely check it out!
Remember that the goal is not to read through the whole Bible. The goal is to simply READ the Bible. I challenge you to start on a plan today.
For those of you who have started a Bible reading plan, which one do you use? Let’s create a running list of various ways we read the Bible. There are many more ideas than the ones I have listed! Leave those below in the comments.