2018 Bible Challenge

Feb 1, 2018 by

A new day, a new month! It’s not too late to start the 2018 Bible Reading Challenge~some tips.
The verses are in a separate post – don’t miss them!

2018 Bible Reading Challenge:
Here are some ways to make daily reading a habit:
1) Pick a time and do your best to stick to it daily. Make the time non-negotiable.
2) Pick a place that’s comfortable and quiet for reading and reflection.
3) Undergird this journey with prayer. “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians 6:18
4) Ask someone to be your accountability partner. Don’t simply ask one another if you’ve done the reading. Make sure to ask questions like, “How did God speak to you through today’s Scripture?” or “What word or phrase stood out to you today?”
5) Be persistent. Some books of the Bible are more easily navigated than others, but remember … “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 16-17
6) Try hard not to skip a day. But, if that happens, don’t beat yourself up over it and, whatever you do, don’t give up! Fortunately for us, life and Bible reading challenges aren’t like a spelling bee – one mistake and you’re out.
7) Embrace technology. There are some terrific apps for your smart phone. They are easy to navigate and offer multiple translations and even commentaries.
8) If you prefer to read from a print version of the Bible, begin with a new one. We mark Bibles because they speak to us at that moment in time. Allow God’s living word to speak to you anew in this season of your life.
9) Listen up! Consider an audio Bible to supplement your reading.
10) Enjoy the journey! Don’t look at it as something you have to do, but embrace it as something you want to do.

-Forrest White is a news associate with the conference Communications office.

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