As we come up to another new year, its always good to think about your plan – for your life, your family, your community, your church, etc. All of it. Being a pastor, December typically does not lend itself to procatively thinking thorugh these things, but I tend to take January as my time to sort some of these things out.
The one thing I do recommend thinking through before the new year hits is “What will be your plan for reading, engaging and staying connected to the Word of God?” Last year I used the NIV 1 Year Reading Plan, and while it wasn’t my first time reading the Bible cover to cover, it was extremely helpful.
This year I’m planning on using a online/mobile App reading plan from YouVersion. They have plenty to choose from, so I would encourage you to go here and pick the one that works best for you. I’m leading towards either the Historical or Chronological Whole Bible plan.
So take a look, pick a plan, and stick to it. Even better, find a couple of other people to do it with you and meet up once a week at a coffee shop or restaurant to talk about it together. I couldn’t think of a better way to invest time in your spiritual growth than to read the Bible and discuss it with others.