Have you gotten started? Reading God’s Word this year that is.
Our church, GFBC, is strongly encouraging every member to let this be the year of the Bible and to commit to making reading God’s Word a daily habit. You are invited to jump in and be a part of this! Will you join me and hundreds of others?
You don’t have to necessarily read the whole Bible.
- You could focus on reading the New testament all the way through. That would involve about a chapter a day.
- If you’re an ultra-busy mom of littles, you may just want to read the four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, over the course of a year to get a glimpse of Jesus each day. Just read as you have time, mark your place, and pick back up the next day.
- Perhaps reading slowly through a particular book or books of the Bible and taking notes of what God shows you through His Word is more your style.
- If you’re a retired empty nester with plenty of time you may want to read God’s word cover-to-cover or chronologically all the way through. That usually takes reading about three chapters a day.
There are so many options. The important thing is to have a plan or goal for the year. If we don’t plan up front and set aside time in our busy schedules we usually don’t get a thing done. Check out Bible Gateway for reading plans, or get the YouVersion App, it has dozens of options. Or just google “Bible Reading Plans.” Whatever you choose, the point is to go to God’s Word each day for your spiritual daily bread.
We can do this! We are all in this together. Let’s read God’s Word faithfully, encourage one another to be diligent, grow in our relationship with Him, and end this year full of the wisdom we have gleaned from His Word!
“…the Holy Scriptures, … are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:15-17