At the Feet of Jesus 2019

Want to experience the Bible in a brand new way?

I’m so excited to invite you to this year’s new Bible Reading Challenge: At the Feet of Jesus 2019.

Read through the Bible in a year with best-selling author, Joanna Weaver. www.JoannaWeaverBooks.com

Last year, we read a chapter a day in the Bible and an optional entry from My Utmost for His Highest. It’s been an incredibly rich time – especially reading other people’s insights over at my Facebook page.

Because so many of you enjoyed the devotional reading, we’ve decided to keep that feature (see more at end!) But please don’t overload yourself, because…

This year, we’re going to be reading the whole Bible – God’s love letter to us in its entirety!

I know that sounds daunting. To be honest, for years I wasn’t able to get beyond Leviticus, until someone gave me a Bible reading plan that took me back and forth between the Old Testament and New.

When I couldn’t find my copy or it’s source, I decided to create my own plan based on the same type of approach.

At the Feet of Jesus Reading Plan

Rather than reading straight through the Bible, my schedule alternates between the Old Covenant and New. Giving you a birds-eye view of God’s amazing plan of redemption, and His perfect grace woven through each and every page.

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You’ll see that we’ve scattered “Catch Up & Reflect” days throughout the plan – one each week and several at the end of each month (depending on it’s length.)

These “grace days” really made the difference for me. Though I want to do things perfectly, I rarely do. These extra days are great for catching up if you get behind, or working in advance if you have a busy week ahead.

Please don’t let your Bible reading be another duty to check off your list, but rather, a meaningful chance to spend time with Jesus. If it takes you longer than a year, don’t worry about it! The crucial thing is to read through the Bible in a way that gets through to you.

To help you do that, we’ve created the At the Feet of Jesus 2109 Reading Journal. You’ll find tips inside for getting the most of your Bible reading, plus spots to record what stood out to you in the Word as well as the devotional (see below). Just follow instructions found on page 3 of the journal. Sign up below!

At the Feet of Jesus Devotional

At the Feet of Jesus by Joanna WeaverFor those who enjoy using a devotional in their quiet time, we’re featuring my book, At the Feet of Jesus: Daily Devotions to Nurture a Mary Heart. 

Each day’s entry opens with scripture and closes with reflection questions based on scripture. Here’s a SAMPLE to try.

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NOTE: In the journal, we’ve provided space for ATFJ insights, but if you prefer not to use the devotional, just print off the first pages of the journal (1-8), then multiple copies of Bible reflection forms on page 19.

How to Approach Your Daily Reading

This year-long program isn’t a religious exercise. We aren’t reading the Bible and devotional to gain brownie points with God. This challenge is intended to help us make room for God to speak into our lives.

If you miss a day, don’t give up! We’re not aiming for perfection, but progression. Our goal is to cultivate a daily habit.

Here’s how I suggest you approach your time alone with Jesus…

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. (OPTIONAL) Do the same as you read the daily entry from At the Feet of Jesus.

  • If something stands out, write down the phrase word-for-word.
  • Respond to what you sense God saying.

4. Take it all to the Lord in prayer.

5. Share what God spoke to you by leaving a comment at Facebook’s daily assignment thread:

  • For Bible response, note verse reference.
  • For devotional response, note entry’s date.

Whether you are reading a chapter from the Bible or the daily entry from At the Feet of Jesus, or both, I know the Lord is going to speak to your heart. God has a word for you, my friend!

Join Us on Facebook

Starting January 1st, we’ll be posting the daily assignments on my Facebook page. We’d love to have you join the beautiful community that gathers there to share their insights on that day’s reading. It really is a wonderful time!

To make sure you receive the daily assignment and conversation thread, go to my FACEBOOK PAGE and “like” the page. Click on the drop-down menu by “follow” and turn on the notifications.

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Can’t wait to begin this journey through God’s Word! Hope you’ll plan to join us.

Joanna

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