One of the greatest blessings the New Hope Movement has given to the world is the LIFE JOURNAL BIBLE READING PLAN. There are many reading plans available, but in our church we recommend everyone to be on the same page with the Life Journal Reading Plan. If you follow this plan, within a year you will read the entire Old Testament once and the New Testament twice. Every day you will read 3-4 chapters of the Bible and it will take between 10 and 15 minutes to go through it.
If you want a bookmark printed with the daily reading plan, please contact our office, or any of the information tables in our two campuses.
If you want to use your computer or mobile device to follow the same Bible reading plan daily electronically, click here to access our C4 Bible Reading Plan.
DEVELOP THE HABIT OF JOURNALING WHEN READING THE BIBLE
Journaling is an excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to us. It’s also a useful tool to use at a later time, to reflect on and review some of the ‘gems’ that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and some very important lessons! And while journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your small group or mentors. Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight and even encourage others.
In our church we encourage people to use the S.O.A.P. method:
S for SCRIPTURE:
Open your Bible to the reading found under today’s date of your Bible bookmark. Take time reading and allow God to speak to you. When you are done, look for a verse that particularly spoke to you that day, and write it in your journal.
O for OBSERVATION:
What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you. Paraphrase and write this scripture down in your own words, in your journal.
A for APPLICATION:
Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, revelation of a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.
P for PRAYER:
This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or it may be a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.
Click here to access our C4 Bible Reading Plan.