Happy New Year and welcome to My Utmost 2018!
Today we begin an all-new Bible Reading Challenge…this time with a twist.
While we’ll continue following the same “chapter-a-day” Bible reading approach we used last year, we’re going to add a daily entry from my all-time favorite devotional, My Utmost for His Highest.
If you’d rather not read the devotional, you don’t have to. But in honor of the 100th anniversary of Oswald Chambers’ life, I’d like to invite you to journey with me through this inspiring book.
Each Wednesday, I’ll be sharing an inspiring entry right here on my blog. I hope you’ll LEAVE A COMMENT at the end of each week’s post.
I’d love to hear what God is speaking to you through the Bible & devotional reading!
Don’t miss the daily conversation we’re hosting over at FACEBOOK! Share what you’re learning in the daily assignment thread – it’s a great way to learn together.
For more details, read “MY UTMOST 2018.”
Let’s Get Started!
If you haven’t already gathered the following resources, you’ll need:
- Bible – a translation that you enjoy and understand
- Devotional – Read My Utmost for His Highest ONLINE or purchase here:
- FREE Bible & Devotional Reading Journal – sign up HERE
- Bible Reading Schedule – click HERE to print (also in the journal)
THIS WEEK’S READING FOCUS:
BIBLE: Psalms 1-11 (see reading schedule)
MY UTMOST: January 1-6 (one entry each day)
Whether you are reading a chapter from the Bible or the daily entry from My Utmost for His Highest, or both, God has a word for you today!
1. Before you begin, ask the Holy Spirit to remove any preconceived ideas or biases so that you can receive a fresh word from the Lord.
2. Read the assigned scripture portion slowly until something speaks to you.
- In journal, write the verse(s) word-for-word, including the reference.
- Write down how it impressed you.
3. Do the same as you read the daily entry from My Utmost for His Highest.
- If something stands out, write down the phrase word-for-word.
- Respond to what you sense God saying.
4. Take all of it to the Lord in prayer.
5. Leave a comment at blog or in that day’s Facebook reading assignment thread:
- For Bible response, note verse reference.
- For devotional response, note entry’s date.
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I’d love to hear from you…What did God speak to you through your reading today?