Morning or Evening: Jesus and the psalmists are often found praying in the morning (e.g., Psalm 5:3; Luke 4:42). The evenings less so, but choose a time when you are at your best and most attentive.
Lunch Break: If you have time during your workday to read during your lunch or another break, this might be a perfect way to spend your time.
Anytime: Some of you may have such busy lives that you need to fit it in whenever you can. This is totally normal. Make sure that whatever time you decide to read your Bible that you are in a place where you can focus and reflect on God’s Word.
Bible Reading Plan: Choose a plan and work the plan. If you miss some days, do not try to catch up. Simply pick up where you left off.
- Did you know? There's a group planning to read through the Bible in a year - you can join them on their journey, it's not too late. Find out more by clicking here for the Route66 Group >>
Journal: We recommend using a simple journal that’s easy to use. You can find these at just about any store, especially book stores or online.
Pen: Take notes within your Bible or a journal.
Pray: Ask God to speak to you through his Word. And then expect God to speak. Your approach to God’s Word will greatly impact your times of personal worship. Ask God to search your heart and to transform your life.
Read: Take notes as you read. If you have a question or have difficulty understanding something, use the study Bible notes to explore answers.
Journal: (try to limit it to one page per day to start): Start a new page and record the date and Scripture you read on the top line. Write down a verse or two that stood out to you. Stay focused on what God is saying through his Word that intersects with your everyday life. This is not about speculation, private interpretations or manipulating God’s Word to say what you want it to say. This is about bringing Christ to your everyday life based on the truth of God’s Word rightly interpreted.
Where should you go from here? Check out pages dedicated to help you plan for these 21 Days together:
You should also consider sharing with your Community Group how it is that you'll be participating this year.