Getting into God’s Word

A Walk Through God's Promises One Day at a Time

 "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." Hebrews 6:19

Each new year we are inspired to greater challenges and goals, but we always aspire to read through the entire Bible. This practice has helped us to see the big picture of God’s Word instead of focusing on just one passage or reading the same books over and over. It also means that we don’t unintentionally skip over any parts. This has been a transforming tradition for us for many, many years and it still amazes me that we learn something new and profound with every read through.

I know many of you have young children and may work or homeschool. Time is something that we all believe we need more of. Though that would be wonderful, is it really necessary? Just think of how many minutes you spend doing things that don’t offer you hope and renewal? I have been thinking about this quite often lately, so I did some math. I even made a chart for you.

How much time does it take to read through the Bible in a year?

Will you spend 12 minutes a day alongside us as we read through God's Word in 2021?

By following us on social media, (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Pinterest), you’ll receive daily hope and inspiration as we walk through God’s promises, one day at a time. Hope Daily 2021 is a Bible reading plan that will take us through the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, in one year. We’ve designed an easy to follow Bible in a Year Printable Download for you to use as we embark on this journey together.

Download your Bible in a Year Reading Plan for Free

The Importance of Quiet Time with God

Can you grasp why making a choice to spend time with God in His Word is so important? Getting into the Bible and having quiet time alone with God causes you to grow - to grow in the knowledge of Him, which then helps you grow in making better choices and becoming more like Jesus. How does this happen? It’s an inside job!

The Bible actually changes your heart.

We have contact with the Father through our spirit. It is our spirit that will enter eternity, and it requires fuel and nourishment. It is then that we become alive in Christ and aware of God’s will for our lives.

Encouragement from the Bible

Jesus said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4. He also says, “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63.

So what can you do to make sure you don’t miss out on the miracle of a spiritual makeover every single day? Here are a few steps you can take to help you keep growing in your love for God’s Word and your understanding of the Bible. Every time you take these steps, you are making a choice to make time with God a priority—your Number One priority!

Read the Bible.

Even if you only take twenty minutes a day and learn how to read your Bible, it will make a significant impact on your life. Read it to yourself, read it out loud, read it line by line, write it down, or listen to it on your phone or computer. One of our favorite ways to accomplish this is by reading through the Bible in a year.

Study the Bible.

This is yet another way to dig deeper into your Bible. There are many creative ways to study the Bible. You can use the highlight and note method, Bible journaling, inductive studies, word studies, or use some of our Bible study printables.

Desire the Bible.

You already know from daily first-hand experience the importance of physical food. Well, you need to view the spiritual food of the Bible as having that same importance…only greater! As Job declared, “I have treasured the words of His mouth [God’s teaching] more than my daily bread” (Job 23:12).

God’s Word is full of the instruction that we need to transform our lives into one of holy righteousness. The Bible is our guide and teaches us how to follow Christ in truth. It is full of testimonies and experiences from the Father His Son, great kings and queens, prophets, disciples, and ordinary people who sacrificed all to walk in His footsteps. There isn’t a better teacher than what we have in the Word of God.

RESPOND:

Lord, my heart’s desire is to fill my mind with Your Word. I want to be able to pull up Your truths and promises in a split second, to be able to comfort my soul when needed and to speak a word in season to those who are weary. Amen. ****

RENEWING RESOURCES:

 

A Woman After God's Own Heart Bible by Elizabeth George
A Woman After God’s Own Heart Bible with Elizabeth George – This Bible includes a daily one-year reading plan, 365 daily devotions, and so much more! Pick up this Bible for yourself or as a gift for a loved one!

 

REFLECT:

To help you get started, we’ve compiled One Word Themes for All the Books of the Bible for you. We pray this is a helpful study aid that draws your heart closer to God’s!

REMEMBER:

Immerse yourself in Scripture. And pray as you read. Commit yourself afresh to spiritual growth, inner beauty, and the practice of Bible reading.


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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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