Welcome to the Thankful Grateful Blessed Bible Reading & GRATITUDE Challenge
A friend stopped by yesterday and her words reminded me that I have so much to be thankful for. God is good. All the time. Truthfully I didn’t want to host a thankful grateful blessed Bible Reading & Gratitude challenge in my current season. Thankful in trying times? Grateful that things don’t seem to be going the direction I believe they should? How do I consider myself blessed amid struggles? (Yes, my hubby is still job-searching. Yes, my heart still aches in grief for my Taylor girl. Every day.) Maybe you know what I’m talking about.
It’s easy to ask questions that fall in line with our emotional state, and harder to be purposeful to count the blessings.
But when I reflect back on the lessons I’ve learned from gratitude, I know that the discipline of remembering to give thanks is worth every moment of peace it ushers in.
I also know that in scarcity, there is enormous power in gratitude.
Being thankful transforms a challenged heart into a cheerful heart.
As Paul reminds us in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
Gratitude is an exercise in muscle memory. The more we work our voices in thanks, the easier it is to see all we have to be thankful for! I’m so grateful for the words of the friend who stopped by yesterday. (Thanks, Jill!)
Join me as we walk through 31 days of pausing to read what God’s word says about thankfulness. I’m excited about having daily gratitude prompts- reasons to remember to give thanks in all circumstances. Let’s journal fresh gratitude to cultivate a happy heart; are you ready?
INTRODUCTION to the Challenge
Each month I host a monthly Bible reading plan and journal challenge to help our community enjoy reading God’s Word together and encourage our hearts to be faithful to Him. Together, we have completed over 40 Bible reading plans, including both annual and monthly reading challenges. I’ve developed all sorts of strategies to help us read God’s word faithfully and there is nothing like this monthly system we are working through together.
Many readers have requested that I list our monthly resource at the beginning of this announcement post because you already know you want it and don’t need the details. So here you are! This month’s Bible reading plan includes a devotion AND journaling section, available for purchase as a digital download.
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November 2021 BIBLE READING CHALLENGE
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
- Follow the daily Bible reading plan and read the passage. Share what you are learning on social media if you’d like. My goal is to draw closer to Jesus and I want that for you too! This month the hashtags are: #thankfuljournal #biblereadingplan
- Recommended: Journal your thoughts and prayers using the Thankful Grateful Blessed Bible reading plan & journal digital download. This simple guide will help you stay focused and accountable. It will also leave a legacy for you to enjoy in the future!
- Optional: Join the Facebook group to see what others are learning and sharing. Enjoy our prayer community in the group as we pray for one another’s needs. Be in the know with bonus material such as practical tips, tools, and resources Rachel shares, Facebook live videos, and recently added focused music playlists based on the monthly Bible reading challenge topic.
Thankful Grateful Blessed Bible Reading Printable
Thankful Grateful Blessed BIBLE READING PLAN
1. 1 Chronicles 16:1-8
2. Psalm 7:10-17
3. Philippians 4:1-7
4. Psalm 9:1-9
5. Psalm 145:1-10
6. Psalm 105:1-7
7. Psalm 95:1-6
8. Psalm 1361-9
9. Ephesians 5:15-21
10. Psalm 107:1-9
11. Psalm 107:10-21
12. Psalm 107:22-31
13. Psalm 100:1-5
14. 1 Timothy 4:1-5
15. Colossians 3:12-17
16. Isaiah 12:1-6
17. Psalm 69:29-34
18. Psalm 147:1-7
19. Colossians 4:1-6
20. Psalm 75:1-7
21. Psalm 30:1-12
22. Psalm 116:14-19
23. 1 Chronicles 16:27-34
24. Psalm 26:1-7
25. Psalm 28:1-7
26. Hebrews 12:22-29
27. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-17
28. Jeremiah 22:1-11
29. Psalm 106:1-5
30. Hebrews 13:15-16
31. 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Download your digital book and screenshot the graphic to your smartphone to mark it as a favorite for easy daily digital access. You can additionally use a simple printable copy of the daily reading plan. Click on the graphic titles above orHERE to print out a copy of the Bible reading plan printable. Share one with a friend!
Ready? We’ll begin November 1st, just as we do each month!
By his grace,
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