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Welcome! You’ve arrived at the April 2018 Bible reading plan and journal challenge! The March Everything Beautiful Bible reading plan has challenged me to see the beauty in every day, especially through the ending of winter! The Facebook group has been a HUGE bonus and I have enjoyed the accountability there. I love seeing you all interact with each other, encouraging and praying for the needs of one another. You are incredible.
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 April Bible reading challenge topic: Soul Secure: Winning over Worry through God’s Word.
April 2018 Bible Reading Plan and Journal Challenge
Does transition ever make you worry? Maybe you wouldn’t call it worry initially but you experience one doubting thought that leads to another and that one leads to another. Pretty soon, you’ve worked your way from a single thought to a hill of fretting. You do your best to squelch it, but then a fear here, another fear there, and the hill of fretting piles up into a mountain of madness. Worry has wrestled you down, paralyzing your mind and affecting your body, soul, and spirit. It’s crazy how easily it happens, especially when as Christians, we know what Jesus said about worry in Matthew 6:27:
And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
For some of us, worry is triggered by something we see or hear. Others feel it gradually seep over our spirits through a progression of circumstances. Doubt, fear, and panic are companions of worry and make for bad soul company. So what do we do? How can we prevent worry from taking control? By trusting God to be in control.
When things seems out of control, God is always in control. – One More Step
Winning over worry begins with letting go of all we latch on to. When we release our grasp on what we cannot control, we’re then free to hold the hand of God. Let’s take a month to check out his promises that lead us to a soul secure, full of assurance and free from worry!
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!
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!
SOUL SECURE: WINNING OVER WORRY BIBLE READING CHALLENGE
Welcome to the Soul Secure: Winning over Worry 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! (See Soul Secure sample page below!)
For this month, we will use the hashtags #soulsecurejournal #winningoverworry 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.
SOUL SECURE BIBLE READING PLAN
1. Psalm 127:1-5
2. Isaiah 35:1-10
3. Jeremiah 17:5-10
4. Matthew 6:22-34
5. Luke 12:22-31
6. Philippians 4:1-7
7. 1 Peter 5:1-7
8. Hebrews 13:1-7
9. Psalm 121:1-8
10. 1 Corinthians 10:9-13
11. Colossians 3:12-17
12. Psalm 55:9-19
13. Romans 8:28-39
14. Psalm 17:1-8
15. 2 Timothy 1:1-7
16. Psalm 16:1-8
17. Psalm 91:1-10
18. Psalm 91:11-16
19. Psalm 112:1-10
20. Psalm 56:1-13
21. Galatians 1:1-10
22. Hebrews 6:10-20
23. Romans 8:1-6
24. Psalm 73:21-28
25. Psalm 18:1-13
26. Psalm 18:14-29
27. Psalm 18:30-39
28. Psalm 18:40-50
29. Psalm 25:1-10
30. Psalm 25:11-22
31. Psalm 19:1-14
PRINTABLE OR DIGITAL BIBLE READING PLAN
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 April, just as we do every month! Don’t forget to order your Soul Secure Bible Reading Plan and Journal. Who’s ready?
By his grace,
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