Hey there and welcome to the July Bible reading schedule! I’ve received several messages and emails asking when the July challenge will be ready and I’m happy to say that it’s finally ready! This month we are studying a topic that so many Christians grapple with: waiting on God’s perfect timing. Whenever I’m working on ministry projects, I can often tell how much a project is needed by the number of obstacles I’m encountering. I’ve had to fight through technical issues and unforeseen delays for this plan & journal. The enemy is never happy when people dig into God’s Word and know his promises for themselves! But God has a plan even through my disappointment in the delays. The irony of this delay coupled with the title of the plan and journal has had me thinking, for sure. Check out these thoughts on the Purposeful Pause Bible Reading Plan & Journal Challenge.
I know you’ve been there. You’ve prayed for an answer. The situation needs to be changed and quickly, in your opinion. Only God hasn’t revised it yet. You’re still waiting and it seems like nothing is happening.
When God’s timetable is different than our own, we can easily become frustrated if we focus on the wait. The Scriptural command to “Wait on the Lord” can seem more confronting than comforting. How do we navigate life’s journey when God’s plan includes an “intermission?”
The Purposeful Pause Bible reading plan and journal provides 31 Scripture references ideal for one month of learning how to embrace God’s perfect timing.
PURPOSEFUL PAUSE BIBLE READING PLAN & JOURNAL CHALLENGE
Welcome to the Purposeful Pause 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 #purposefulpause , #waitingonGod and #biblereading. 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.
ABOUT THE BIBLE READING PLAN AND JOURNAL
Last November, 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 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. Topical Bible reading plans are great for folks seeking to study a certain subject in the Bible. They are also great for new Christians who aren’t sure where or how to get started reading their Bible on a regular basis.This is what one of our readers wrote about the Confident Trust: Believing God’s Plan is Best journal we worked through in April:
I am really enjoying this book, going through it with my 13yo and using it for Bible Journaling as well as a devotional. The lessons are simple, but pull me into the Word of God and help me think through how I need to apply the verses to my own life. I would recommend it.
I truly long to provide practical, spiritual resources because I know that is a work God has called me to do. So these journals are one page a day- 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.
I mean, what would happen if you enjoyed a beautiful buffet, but that was the only time you ate all week? You’d be hungry, right?
PURPOSEFUL PAUSE BIBLE READING PLAN
1. Isaiah 30:15-26
2. Psalm 27:7-14
3. Psalm 130:1-8
4. Acts 1:1-8
5. Micah 7:1-7
6. Psalm 37:1-7
7. Galatians 5:1-6
8. Proverbs 8:23-36
9. Titus 2:11-15
10. Jude 1:20-25
11. Isaiah 26:4-9
12. Isaiah 33:1-6
13. Lamentations 3:25-33
14. Hosea 12:1-6
15. Romans 8:19-27
16. Psalm 25:1-5
17. Psalm 25:6-12
18. Psalm 25:13-18
19. Psalm 25:19-22
20. Psalm 31:17-24
21. Psalm 52:5-9
22. Psalm 62:1-6
23. Psalm 59:1-5
24. Psalm 59:6-10
25. Psalm 59:11-17
26. James 1:13-18
27. Isaiah 64:1-8
28. Psalm 69:1-6
29. Psalm 69:7-13
30. Psalm 69:29-36
31. Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
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!
I am eagerly anticipating the lessons God has for me through this challenge! Thank you so much for encouraging me to dig into God’s Word each and every month as we continue to learn his word and apply it in our daily lives.
Who’s ready? We begin July 1st! DON’T DELAY!
By his grace,