Sometimes we all need a little bit of help with our Bible reading plan, I know that I do....so here you go.
Starting on Sunday August 31st, I will begin blogging through the Bible – one chapter a day – 7 chapters a week – 31 chapters a month – 365 chapters a year until we have completed 1,189 chapters –the entire Bible.
I will be doing this along with Women Living Well and will link us to Courtney's blog at least once a week. We will not start on page one of the Bible and read straight through. Instead Courtney will mix in a reading in the Old Testament – then a reading in the New Testament. Then a reading in the Old Testament then a reading in the New Testament.
Some books are short and we will fly through them – so we may do a few New Testament books in a row, other books are very long and they will take 2 months to complete.
Some seasons of life are busy and you will not be able to join us, no worries. All of these posts will be archived for you to go back and complete at your own convenience. You can also go to WomenLivingWell.org to see the archives there. This is for you to read your Bible and/or to complete your quiet times. It is not intended to replace a life group or a Bible Study.
Sundays – On the first Sunday of every month, I will be posting the monthly reading plan, eWorkbooks and the first of 4 weekly reading plans.
How to Read Your Bible for this series:
1.) Simply read a chapter a day out of your Bible and pray.
2.) Listen to a chapter a day using the Free YouVersion App. (optional) You can manually go to the passage of scripture for the day and click the volume button. YouVersion will then read it out loud to you – you can do this in your car, kitchen, while you exercise or as you fall asleep at night.
3.) You can use your favorite method of Bible study to complete each days reading.
You can also use the Short or Long version of the S.O.A.P. method to study the chapter of the day. Women Living Well has created free downloadable eWorkbooks to guide you through this method (or you may use a journal you already have). Here is how it works.
S- The S stands for Scripture- you physically write out the scripture……you’ll be amazed at what God will reveal to you just by taking the time to slow down and actually write out what you are reading!O- The O stands for observation- what do you see in the verses that you’re reading. Who is the audience? Is there a repetition of words? What words stand out to you? What do we learn about the character of God?A- The A stands for Application- this is when God’s Word becomes personal. What is God saying to me today? How can I apply what I just read to my own personal life? What changes do I need to make? Is there an action that I need to take?P- And finally, P stands for Prayer. Pray God’s Word back to Him. If He has revealed something to you during this time in His Word, pray about it. Confess if He has revealed some sin that is in your life.
Please note: You can choose to write out as much or as little of the “S”cripture of the day as you like. I will not be assigning which verses to SOAP. Choose the one(s) that speak most to you and SOAP them.
Here are the first two eWorkbooks to download and print if you’d like a guide for Esther:
Esther Long E-Workbook
Esther Short E- Workbook