This reading plan is for people who are more familiar with the Bible and are ready to go to the next level in their spiritual journey.  The commitment is greater, but so is the reward!  By using this plan you will read through the New Testament twice and the Old Testament once during one year.  This plan requires a bit more in the way of journaling as well, but the method is easy and gets easier the more you practice.  There is no right or wrong way to do it, so just jump in and see where God leads you!  Each daily reading takes 20-25 minutes, followed by 10-15 minutes of journaling.

 

Read slowly and prayerfully each daily reading, then in your journal record the following:

S-SCRIPTURE: pick one verse from your reading that captured your attention and write it down.

O-OBSERVATION: reflect on the anything you can observe from this verse within its context.

A-APPLICATION: reflect on how this verse applies to your life right now.

P-PRAYER: close your time with a simple prayer asking God to help you bring to life that which you learned.

 

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