Recently I shared the post about Why I Love My Bible during which I shared information about why the word should be near and dear to our hearts. Since writing that post my Passion for studying God’s word has been reignited and I found myself learning more and more. I am so excited to share with you a few Bible plans that I have completed recently. These plans range from 3 days to 90 days and have required me to commit to reading scripture daily. What initialy was a monthly goal turned into a strong desire to seek God all the more.
Each plan can be found via the YouVersion website or bible app which is available for all devices. Depending on the plan length I would spend approximately 5 to 60 minutes studying daily. I also love that you can listen to the audio version of the scripture which became my favorite thing to do while cooking dinner. You can also share your plan progress with your friends for extra accountability.
Before we dive in, here is my recent video about why we NEED the Bible.
Here are my recently completed favorites:
- Bible in 90 Days came at a very hard time in my life. Over the summer we were dealing with the sickness of my father-in-law and I just found myself truly sad and discouraged. I decided to read the entire Bible as a reminder of the all powerful God that I serve. Doing this gave me so much comfort and also provided peace to my family as we listened in the car and at home. If I ever missed a day I would double or triple the next reading until I caught up. I made sure that I completed this program within exactly 90 days.
- God, Help Me Not To Mess Up My Kids! The name says it all but doesn’t include that this was an awesome prayer plan. I had no idea that this 5-day commitment would walk me through praying God’s word over my children and household. As a busy mother sometimes we feel like we don’t have enough time to tarry before the Lord but this plan provided so much insight to a deep, thorough, effectual, feverent prayer life.
- What To Say At A Funeral came at the perfect time because when my father of all past I really did not know what to say to my husband. Yes we are firm believers and I still had no words for him other than “I’m so sorry honey.” This short reading plan provide various ways we can encourage believers who have lost their love ones. The author also explain things that he did not want to hear and I made sure not to say those to my husband. I really think that this plan helped me be there for my family and encourage them with the word rather than my pain filled emotions.
- Finally, Mama Needs A Do-Over came at a time when I wanted to help encourage another homeschool mom. Turns out this plan helped me too! Within this reading plan you will find ways to conquer, reset, and find peace in hard days.
There are so many other plans that I could share with you but I will save those for Part 2. Right now, download the YouVersion app if you have not already and make time to dive into the word of God. You can set reminders for your reading plans and share them with your friends so they can see your progress or lack thereof. Sometimes I would use the app to read the scriptures but often I find myself flipping through the pages of the physical Bible. The app is cool but there is nothing like holding the word of God.
Make this week grand,