The one thing that can change everything…
This one act has the power to change your life, your family’s life, and the lives of those around you…
Want to know what to do in tough situations? Grow closer to God? Find peace that passes understanding? Model Christian living for your family?
The 30 Day Challenge – Engaging God’s Living Words through the Bible.
- SELECT A BOOK: Select a section of the Bible or a Devotion Book (ex. Our Daily Bread) you want to try during your quiet times over a 30-day period
- SELECT A GOAL: Pick a concise goal i.e. once, twice, three, or every day/week, etc
- SELECT A TEAM MATE: Ask a friend/partner to hold you accountable to your goal
- SELECT A TIME TO CHECK-IN: Contact your accountability partner once or twice per week to make sure each of you is achieving your goal.
For Example… “For the next 4 weeks I am going to read a chapter from the Book of Mark 3 times per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). I will tell my friend Tom what my goal is and check in with him on Sunday’s to see how the week went with our goals.”
Another example… “For the next 4 weeks I am going to read a page from “Our Daily Bread” 5 mornings a week. I will call my friend Nancy twice per week to check in with our goals.”
Another example… “For the next 4 weeks I will read a psalm from the Book of Psalms on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. I will check in with my partner, who is also doing the same goal, at the end of each week to share what we are learning.”
“The Bible is the only book whose author is present with you every time you read it.” – Nicki Gumble
Ghandi read the “Sermon on the Mount” every day (Matthew Ch.5, 6, 7)
When asked what was the greatest book he ever read, Johnny Reid said, “The Bible.”
- Find the right Bible for you. There are lots of translations and some read much easier than others. Find the one that works for you www.biblegateway.com
- Chose the same goal with another person. This will be helpful to keep you both on track for the 30 days and will also create space for each of you to learn from what the other is learning.
- Expect a Dip. As with most goals, there is a time where a person feels like giving up or guilty after missing one of their objectives. This is normal. Prepare yourself now to be ready to carry on through the dip.
- Be prepared to replace something you are already doing. You are busy. Every minute of your day counts. It will be normal to have to remove or alter some aspect of your day to fit Bible reading into it. Think now where you might be able to find a window of time to make space.
- Try unconventional approaches. Make use of bathroom time, commute time in the car or have a devotion sent to your email i.e. Our Daily Bread for example.
- EXPECT GOD TO SPEAK. If God’s Word is living and active then we are allowed to expect that it is God’s desire to speak to each of us through His Word. When you begin to read the God-breathed pages of Scripture, read it expectantly.
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