Hey Friends! Welcome to the May 2018 Bible Reading Plan and Journal Challenge.
If this is your first time here, then welcome! Together, our community have completed over 25 Bible reading challenges, including annual reading challenges and monthly reading challenges. I’ve developed all sorts of strategies to help us continue to stay in God’s word faithfully and there is nothing like this monthly system we are doing together. Continue reading to understand more, but first, please allow me to introduce our May Bible reading challenge topic
I’m so excited to introduce our topic for May as I believe the Lord is leading us directly into it. After working through the Soul Secure: Winning over Worry Bible Reading plan and journal for April, I feel certain that the Confident Trust: Believing God’s Plan is Best plan and journal is going to be absolutely wonderful! After all, the opposite of worry and doubt is fully trusting God, am I right? So let’s outline the details of the May 2018 Bible reading plan and journal challenge.
May 2018 Bible Reading Plan and Journal Challenge
Trust is a strong word, isn’t it? I can remember a sermon illustration about trust from when I was a child. My pastor placed a chair across the room and began to talk about how much he trusted that chair would be a great fit for him. He walked closer and closer to it, describing its beauty and strength. He even explained how he sat in the chair one time and how comfortable it was. But once he arrived by the chair, he did not sit down. Instead, he stood there and talked about the chair at some length. “I believe this chair will hold me up,” he said, “but until I actually sit down on the chair, expecting it to allow me to sit safely and comfortably, then I’m believing, but not trusting. Do you see the difference?”
Oh my. Yes. It’s easy to talk about God and how wonderful he is. I truly enjoy telling about all the incredible ways God has worked in my life in the past. He is amazing and I can’t say that enough. But if I’m totally honest with you, trusting him fully can sometimes be a stretch for me. I stand at the chair of certain circumstances, like my daughter, Taylor’s, terminal diagnosis, and say, “That chair is not comfortable and way too hard. It’s going to break. I don’t like that chair.” I’m continually learning this lesson of Confident Trust: believing God’s plan is best. Keep in mind that this journal is designed to do as an individual Bible reading plan and journal or a small group plan and journal; you can begin anytime!
JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP
If you’d love to share and build your Bible reading experience with others, then our community Facebook group is a great place to connect. My awesome ministry partner, Mindy, is leading this group. You are going to love her so much! She and I have worked together this entire year to build and create this format and foster it to be what God would have. This group allows me the opportunity to share on a more personal level through weekly Facebook live videos and other relevant content.
Head over to the Rachel Wojo’s Bible Reading Challenge group to join.
ABOUT THE BIBLE READING PLAN AND JOURNAL
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since 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 printable 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 so that it can be completed any month of the year.
I truly long to provide practical, spiritual resources because I know that is a work God has called me to do. Throughout this year, I have made changes to the format. A couple months back, 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.
This is not a Bible study with large amounts of developed content; it is a tool to be used for you to grow personally. The objective is for you to read and grow to know God’s word for yourself. I’ll be honest, using the journal is a spiritual discipline. But it’s a habit that works in spite of feelings or failures. The benefits enjoyed are astounding! See the sample page below:
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
Here are a few comments about the journals we’ve developed:
I’m so loving this reading plan and journal! While I’ve done your reading plans with my girlfriends, this is the first time I’ve used the journal. Prayer-life changing! As a seminary student, I’m in the Bible daily, but thisshort journaling exercise is focusing and refining my prayer life tremendously! Thank you for your obedience to God in creating this tool.
Love the simple format! As a mom of little ones, it is so doable! Thank you!
Thank you for doing these. They help me so much not only to encourage me to read my Bible more, but to apply what I read.
Love these journals! Please keep them coming!
CONFIDENT TRUST: Believing God’s Plan is Best BIBLE READING CHALLENGE
Welcome to the Confident Trust: Believing God’s Plan is Best 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 # #confidentrustjournal 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.
CONFIDENT TRUST BIBLE READING PLAN
1. Psalm 20:1-9
2. Psalm 62:1-12
3. Isaiah 26:1-13
4. Psalm 37:1-13
5. Psalm 37:14-26
6. Psalm 37:27-40
7. John 14:1-10
8. John 14:11-21
9. John 14:22-31
10. Psalm 46:1-11
11. Psalm 118:1-13
12. Psalm 118:14-29
13. Proverbs 30:1-9
14. Psalm 5:1-12
15. Psalm 86:1-9
16. Psalm 86:10-17
17. Luke 12:24-31
18. Proverbs 3:1-8
19. Isaiah 50:4-11
20. Psalm 91:1-16
21. Jeremiah 17:5-18
22. Psalm 78:1-11
23. Psalm 78:12-29
24. Psalm 78:30-42
25. Psalm 78:43-55
26. Psalm 78:56-72
27. Psalm 115:1-9
28. Psalm 115:10-18
29. Romans 15:1-13
30. Isaiah 43:1-12
31. Colossians 3:12-17
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 and print out two copies of the Bible reading plan. Share one with a friend!
We will begin the first day of May, just as we do every month! Don’t forget to order your Confident Trust Bible Reading Plan and Journal. Who’s ready?
By his grace,