Over the last few years, I’ve posted a Bible reading plan for the year.
I almost forgot to post my 2013 reading plan …
As a result, the dates may be off a little, but you can still just put a check mark beside each day when you read.
One of the biggest struggles people have with a Bible reading plan is getting bogged down in less than gripping parts of the Bible. Spending a few weeks only reading Leviticus and Numbers can wear down anyone’s resolve to read the Bible.
As a result, this year I’ve divided the reading into two sections. The first is a reading plan for the the Old Testament in one year. The second is the New Testament in six months. This means you can read the OT in the year and the NT twice.
These reading plans were generated using Logos Bible Software (which I highly recommend for any serious Bible students).
It usually takes me 15-20 minutes a day to complete the reading plan. If you don’t think you can do both, you might just try and read the New Testament in six months.
In my own devotions, the other thing I do is read a book (usually on my Kindle) to help spur spiritual growth or to help me think about important Christian teachings.
Reading and thinking is one of the ways that I grow and challenge myself to become more Christlike.
Here is a list of some of the last five books I read (or am reading) in 2012 (in addition to the Bible reading plan above):
- Where is God When it Hurts by Philip Yancey [currently free on Kindle]
- Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller
- The Character of God’s Workman by Watchman Nee
- Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman
- Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung
Do you usually do a Bible reading plan? What have you found to be a helpful devotional habit?