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New Year’s Resolution 2014!

A TERRIFIC NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION!

10 Minutes a Day to Read the New Testament in 2014

Found this Free New Testament Reading Plan – pass it on!
Here are their great tips….
“When we spend time with God reading His Word, we grow in our relationship with
Him.
“All Scripture is Godbreathed and is useful for teaching, reproving, correcting,
and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly
equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Scripture also says
  • God’s Word is living and active (Hebrews 4:12),
  • God’s Word accomplishes the purposes for which it was sent (Isaiah 55:11),
  • God’s Word always finishes the work it starts (Philippians 1:6).
  • God repeatedly promises to grow us spiritually and draw us nearer to Him through His Word.

If followed all the way through, this plan will take you through the entire New Testament during the calendar year!

The plan is straight forward:
  • 22 readings per month with 3 reflection days mixed in.
  • Each reading is one chapter, and the reflection days offer an opportunity to stop and think about what God has been
  • speaking to you through His Word.
  • The number of monthly readings is intentionally limited to 25 for a simple reason: to allow some wiggle room each month. You will have 56 flex days to either continue reflection, read ahead, and/ or catch up on missed readings.
A quick word of encouragement: if you’re like most of us, you’ll probably fall behind
at some point. Don’t give up! You can use weekends, school breaks, and the extra
flex days to catch up. Also, the goal of this plan is not to cause guilt for falling behind
or pride over completion. It is designed to serve you. In the midst of our busy lives,
this plan can help by providing a structured reading plan to guide your devotional
life and establish a daily habit of reading your Bible.
We offer this plan to you humbly.
God alone is the source of all spiritual growth, and He promises to use His Word to grow us.

Our prayer is that this plan helps you spend more time with God and that He uses that time to draw you nearer to Himself.

Here are a few things you might find helpful for reflection and cultivating the daily habit of spending time in God’s Word….

Plan Ahead
Planning when and where you will spend your time with God is very helpful. In fact,
for many of us it is essential. At the beginning of the week, take 10 minutes to look
at your schedule and determine when and where you will spend time alone with God.
Plans and schedules will always have to remain flexible, but planning ahead is enormously
helpful in establishing a consistent habit.
Reflection Questions
Each month consists of three reflection days. Please feel free to reflect using what
you find helpful, but here are some questions to get you started if you’d like some

guidance:

  1. What have the readings been teaching me about God?
  2. What have the readings been teaching me about myself?
  3. What do these teachings mean for my life today?

P.R.A.Y. Quiet Time Method

There are no rules or formulas for how to spend time in God’s Word, but there are
helpful practices. If you are looking for some guidance or structure for your quiet
times, here is a method that could help. This method can be completed in 15
minutes  however don’t feel restricted!   Please spend as much time as you want.
You can remember this method using the acronym P.R.A.Y. Below is the breakdown:
P
ray.
Ask God to speak to you through His Word during your quiet time.  (30 seconds)
R
ead.
Read the day’s Scripture passage, expecting God to speak to you through His Word. (6 minutes)
A
sk.
Ask and answer the following five questions:  (6 minurtes)
  1. What does this passage say about God?
  2. What does this passage say about me?
  3. Is there sin I need to confess after reading this passage?
  4. How does this passage lead me to praise God?
  5. What should my life look like today as a result of reading this passage?
Y
ield.
Yield your day to God. Think about your schedule, todo list, and/ or plans.
Ask God to help you remember the Truth He spoke to you and to help you bring Him glory in all that you do.
(2.5 minutes) “
*Use these times as a loose guideline; please don’t feel constricted by them. These guidelines add up to 15 minutes, but please spend as
much time as you want on each section. These are meant to be a guide in case you ?ind it helpful!
Hope you find this helpful – no doubt,
being in God’s Word daily will bless your 2014!!!

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