Welcome to the Magnificent Power Bible reading plan & journal challenge!! The number one request I receive about the monthly challenge is: “Could you please share the Bible reading plan earlier?” I am working to do just that, Friends. I really am! But here we are for September. For many of us, this month is a bit of a reset to routine and a great time to begin a new Bible reading plan. Think with me for a moment about what would happen if you took a month to recognize that…
GOD IS BIGGER THAN ANYTHING!
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand, it is to make great and to give strength to all. And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:10-13
In the Scripture before the passage above, David announced that Solomon would now be king and the work of building a temple for the Lord would be under his direction. He tells the people that he has made financial provisions for the building, but he asks the people of Israel to consecrate their hearts to this project and give whatever they can. After collecting all the offerings, the people rejoiced and David prayed this prayer. David knew that no matter the budget, God is the One who would provide all power and strength for the task ahead.
GOD IS BIGGER THAN…
Go ahead. Fill in the blank with whatever it is that you need to remember.
Is it an upcoming schedule change? Oh yes, he is bigger. How about a recent family crisis? He has every member in the palm of his hand. A new job? He’s got it all under control.
How can we fill our minds with the faith to remember that God is sovereign over every human being and his power extends from the vast universe to the tiniest molecule? By saturating our hearts and minds with his word! Let’s begin!
MAGNIFICENT POWER BIBLE READING CHALLENGE
Welcome to the Magnificent Power Bible reading challenge! If you’ve never joined a Bible reading challenge here before, each day we follow the plan and read the passage. You can share what you are learning on social media or just keep it between you and God. My goal through the reading is to draw closer to Jesus, and I want that for you too!
For this month, we will use the hashtags #magnificentpower #godisbiggerjournal and #biblereadingplan. Almost every day, I post on Instagram or Facebook about what I’m learning through the passages and sometimes I post the Bible journaling pages I work on throughout the study.
On Fridays, I post a summary of what I learned through the week here on the blog and invite you to share what God is teaching you in the comments.
ABOUT THE BIBLE READING PLAN AND JOURNAL
Last November, God began working in my heart to step the monthly Bible Reading Challenge up another notch. Personally the Lord has convinced me that soaking in his word each day is the best soul treatment I could possibly encounter. So while our community has completed Bible reading challenges for several years, I knew God was asking me to provide a stronger tool than the simple Bible reading plan I offer each month.
As a result, I created a Bible reading plan and journal combination. This resource is designed to provide a topical theme for 31 days of Bible reading passages. Topical Bible reading plans are fantastic for folks seeking to study a certain subject in the Bible. They are also great for new Christians who aren’t sure where or how to get started reading their Bible on a regular basis.This is what one of our readers wrote about the Purposeful Pause: Waiting on God’s Perfect Timing Bible reading plan we worked through in July:
I read Rachel’s blog and she is always encouraging, so I decided to jump in and try one of her reading plans and journals. This one has been great. It’s just the right amount of Bible teaching and listening to yourself and what God wants to tell you. Waiting for things to happen, or not, is something most of us now don’t like to do, but God does have his timing. This study is making me sit back and be aware of what is happening and perhaps why God is making me wait. If you are thinking about giving a Bible study a try, I would highly recommend this.
I truly long to provide practical, spiritual resources because I know that is a work God has called me to do. Last month, I expanded the journal from one page a day to two pages a day, and yet I believe it is still something the average person can complete within a reasonable span of time on a personal level.
If you’re looking for an in-depth Bible study, these slim Bible study guides may not be the right fit for you. (Check out this FREE video Bible study for more depth!) I designed these particular Bible reading plans and journals to be doable on a consistent, daily basis.
MAGNIFICENT POWER BIBLE READING PLAN
1. Job 26:1-6
2. Job 26:7-14
3. Psalm 147:1-9
4. Psalm 147:10-20
5. Job 37:1-5
6. Job 37:6-13
7. Job 37:14-24
8. Psalm 62:9-12
9. Jeremiah 10:10-16
10. Jeremiah 32:17-27
11. Revelation 4:8-11
12. Romans 1:16-25
13. 1 Corinthians 1:17-24
14. 1 Corinthians 1:25-31
15. Ephesians 1:18-23
16. 1 Timothy 6:12-19
17. Psalm 71:9-16
18. Psalm 71:17-24
19. 2 Corinthians 13:1-5
20. Matthew 19:16-26
21. Psalm 66:1-9
22. Psalm 66:10-20
23. Jeremiah 10:10-16
24. Isaiah 45:1-7
25. Isaiah 45:8-14
26. Isaiah 45:15-19
27. Isaiah 45:20-25
28. Ephesians 3:7-13
29. Ephesians 3:14-21
30. 1 Corinthians 2:1-8
31. 1 Corinthians 2:9-16
Just screenshot the graphic to your smartphone and mark it as a favorite for easy daily access. For a simple printable copy, click on the graphic or HERE to print out two copies of the Bible reading plan. Share one with a friend!
Don’t delay; we’ll begin September 1st! Who’s in?
By his grace,