Hey Friends! Welcome to the July 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 July Bible reading challenge topic: Magnificent Power: God is Bigger than Anything.
July 2018 Bible Reading Plan and Journal Challenge
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.
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 last 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!
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.
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.
Magnificent Power: Recognizing God is Bigger than Anything 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 #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.
Each week, typically 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.
July 2018 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
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 July 1st, just as we do every month! Be sure order your Magnificent Power journal NOW. Who’s ready?
By his grace,