What an incredible month our community has experienced together so far! And now today I’m thrilled to provide the details for the February 2018 Bible reading plan and journal challenge. Hooray! If this is your first time here, then welcome! Together, the readers here 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. I’ll explain why below. But first, where are we headed?
FEBRUARY 2018 BIBLE READING PLAN
For God so loved…John 3:16. You’ve read the verse before. Maybe you can recite it. But somehow, you struggle with perfect love. You don’t always feel loved. It seems you can’t express love well. Perhaps you grew up in a broken home and a father’s love was missing in your life. Or maybe the members of your family all lived under the same roof, but the disconnect was obvious. Regardless of your past or present relationships, God loves you. He’s never stopped loving you from even before you came into this world. And he longs to draw you closer to his heart, where you can learn to love deeper than you ever imagined possible.
While much of the world focuses on chocolate and roses (I won’t be mad if you send me either!), let’s allow God’s incredible, miraculous love to saturate our souls and spill over into everyday living through the True Love Bible Reading Plan & Journal.
WHY I OFFER MONTHLY BIBLE READING CHALLENGES
Why do Christians spend time reading God’s Word daily? Simply answered: to grow our faith in the Lord. The Bible is God’s love letter to us and when we love him, we long to know him more. One of the best ways to get to know God more is to read his word. When we know his word personally, we can then work to fulfill the purpose for which he created us!
Topical Bible reading plans are fantastic for folks seeking to study a certain subject in the Bible or people who really want to be accountable to be in the Word for themselves on a daily basis. They are also great for new Christians who aren’t sure where or how to get started reading their Bible.
TRUE LOVE BIBLE READING CHALLENGE
Welcome to the True Love 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 if you’d like. 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 #truelovejournal and #biblereadingplan. Almost every day, I post on Instagram or Facebook about what I’m learning through the passages and sometimes I post the journaling pages I work on throughout the study.
Once a week, usually 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.
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 and 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.Learn to embrace God's perfect love for you and in turn, watch your expressions of love to God and others blossom!
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. The second and current edition of this journal has been expanded to include two pages for each day.
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 this short 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!
It is not necessary to purchase the journal in order to participate in this Bible reading challenge. However, I am confident that you will experience a greater success in daily reading when you enjoy the personal accountability the journal provides.
TRUE LOVE BIBLE READING PLAN
1. Mark 12:28-34
2. Romans 5:1-8
3. Romans 8:31-39
4. Matthew 22:34-40
5. Psalm 42:8-11
6. 1 John 4:7-13
7. 1 John 4:14-20
8. Zephaniah 3:17-20
9. John 13:34&35
10. Psalm 136:1-13
11. Psalm 136:14-26
12. Deut. 10:12-15
13. Psalm 5:7-12
14. Psalm 25:1-10
15. 1 Peter 1:3-8
16. Ephesians 3:14-21
17. Galatians 5:1-6
18. Galatians 5:22-26
19. 1 Peter 4:1-8
20. I Peter 3:8-12
21. Ephesians 4:10-16
22. Philippians 2:1-11
23. Colossians 3:8-15
24. John 14:21-27
25. John 15:9-13
26. John 15:14-21
27. 1 John 3:1-5
28. 1 Cor. 13:1-7
Optional Readings for Any Month (included in journal)
29. 1 Cor. 13:8-13
30. Romans 12:9-18
31. Psalm 136:1-13
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 February, just as we do every month! Don’t forget to order your True Love Bible reading plan and journal now.
By his grace,
Order the True Love Bible Reading Plan & Journal