Gently God Guides Bible Reading Challenge

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It's about pursuing God's guidance continually and knowing him so well that I have no doubt when his spirit is speaking to my heart. It's understanding that his guidance is gentle and loving, even when circumstances are harsh. It's knowing the promises of his word, that he is with us and longs to show us the right path, then lead us on it. I can't wait to follow through on this month's Bible reading challenge, Gently God Guides. #gentlygodguides
Have you ever heard someone say “When you find God’s will…” and it seemed something akin to the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow? Like maybe it exists and maybe it doesn’t?

Growing up in church, I often heard churchy-type phrases that were used over and over again. One of those phrases was “finding God’s will.” The phrase seemed elusive and mysterious when I was  a teenager. As an adult, I now think of it in a completely different way.

For me, finding God’s will isn’t a “big picture” item on my “must-do” Christian list. Oh no. It’s about pursuing God’s guidance continually and knowing him so well that I have no doubt when his spirit is speaking to my heart. It’s understanding that his guidance is gentle and loving, even when circumstances are harsh. It’s knowing the promises of his word, that he is with us and longs to show us the right path, then lead us on it. I can’t wait to follow through on this month’s Bible reading challenge, Gently God Guides.

This Month’s Challenge

For the month of October, I’d love it if you would join us in reading through the Gently God Guides Bible reading plan. The Scriptures clearly promise that if we are willing to follow, then he will show us the path we should take. Ready to join in?

How to Participate

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 hashtag #gentlyGodguides . 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.

Are you ready?

Gently God Guides Reading Plan

1. Psalm 32:1-8
2. Proverbs 16:1-4
3. Psalm 48:9-14
4. Psalm 119:105-112
5. Isaiah 42:10-16
6. Psalm 73:20-28
7. Isaiah 58:7-12
8. Luke 1:67-80
9. John 16:12-16
10.James 1:1-5
11.Proverbs 6:20-23
12.Isaiah 30:19-26
13.Joshua 1:6-9
14.Psalm 31:1-5
15.Isaiah 48:12-17
16.Nehemiah 9:13-21
17.Psalm 143:1-12
18.2 Peter 1:1-8
19.1 Corinthians 2:9-12
20.1 Corinthians 2:13-16
21.John 8:26-32
22.Psalm 23:1-6
23.2 Chronicles 1:7-13
24.Psalm 142:1-7
25.Proverbs 4:14-19
26.Proverbs 4:20-27
27.Isaiah 43:14-21
28.Psalm 16:1-11
29.Psalm 27:7-11
30.Psalm 77:1-10
31.Psalm 77:11-20

Digital or Printable Schedule

If you click on the graphic below, a pdf will open so you can print a copy of the schedule and share one with a friend! Or the last couple months, I’ve been taking a screenshot of the graphic on my smartphone for easy access.

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We’ll begin this plan on October 1st!

Who’s in?

By his grace,



  1. I’m late… but in! Inspired by your week in review. No its time to read and catch up! #GentlyGodGuides

  2. I’m totally in!!

  3. I’m in! <3

  4. Brenda Munro says:

    I’m IN! My first time, and looking forward to it.

  5. Gaele Coquille Burke says:

    Hello to all !
    I’m in and am gona catch up.
    Stay blessed.

  6. Today is Oct 2nd, please is it too late for me to join you all

    1. We’d love to have you!! Join at anytime. All’s grace.

  7. I need this, I’m in!!!

  8. I’d love to participate!

  9. Sounds great! I will join in!

  10. Stephanie coulter says:

    I’m in!

  11. Would love to do this challenge

  12. Joyce Howard says:

    I’m All In!

  13. Cyndi Verner says:

    My daughter and I are going to try this. I just recently found your site so this will be our first challenge and I am looking forward to it.

  14. I’m in!

  15. I’d love to join in.
    I’m not on social media, but will be checking in on your Friday updates.

  16. Im all in..anytime i can be in His there..u can count me in!

  17. So in. This is my first so we’ll see how we go especially as I do 12hr shifts at work

  18. Bridgette says:

    I’m in!

  19. I’m in! I’m in Japan so I’m at least 13 hours ahead of you all and I’m new to a Bible reading challenge but have been looking for reading plans! I don’t have Instagram but do have FaceBook; please keep me accountable! Looking forward to learning and growing.

  20. Yes, I would love to walk through this October challenge with all of you.
    Thank you Rachel for being a part in my life and walk with God…

  21. Evelyn Ramos says:

    I’m in! I want to learn and grow in my spiritual life. I wanted to thank you because in the last 2 months I have learned so much from you. 🙂

  22. I’m in!

  23. I’m SO in! Can’t wait to grow into this season of waiting I’ve been in. His will is beautifully made for me, something I must remember 🙂

  24. Yes, I’m in too, here in lovely England. Have just recently retired from a mission organization, mostly for health reasons, and miss that spiritual stimulation that’s part of daily life there. Trying to find the new ‘normal’ God has for me. So this sounds ideal. Thanks Rachel.

  25. I am in. I want to be a part of this.

  26. Looking forward to being closer to His will.

  27. I’m in!

  28. I’m ready…. God is truly moving and I’m excited to see how He’s about to bless his people by His word. Yassss hunni!!! LOL

  29. Patty Green says:

    Please add my name to the October Challenge.

    Thanking You in Advance,

    Patty Green
    [email protected]

  30. I’m in! I was just praying forgiveness last night for not letting God lead my decisions….then woke up this morning to see your email. Perfect timing 🙂

  31. I’m in for the study. …

  32. I’m in! I just love these challenges. God has really blessed me through his word following the readings. Thank you Rachel for your helpful comments each week. Hope to be with you for many more challenges.
    Pob bendith (Every blessing)

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