Opportunities abound for using Bible plans in your daily devotional reading. You can choose from any number of plans to read through the Bible in one year. You can purchase a One Year Bible to help with this. The Bible app makes it very easy to find topical reading plans and devotionals. This app is a great way to provide structure and accountability to your daily devotions. Reminders can be set on your phone or tablet to encourage you to remain consistent. Some suggestions follow:
Read Through the Bible
Choose a Bible plan that will take you through the entire Bible. (Tip: if it takes longer than 1 year, that’s okay. Don’t sweat it.) You can read through the Bible chronologically as well (try this Chronological reading plan). Either way, reading through the entire Bible will bring a great deal of insight to your life. You can also choose a plan to read through portions of the Bible such as reading the:
- New Testament
- The Gospel of John
- Old Testament
- Minor Prophets – excellent video overviews!
- Paul’s Letters
- Wisdom Books
- The 100 Essential
The Bible app offers topical reading plans on every topic imaginable. When you are struggling with doubt, lookup a plan on faith. Struggling with despair? Try a plan on hope. When God is leading you to learn about a particular topic or if he wants you to confront a particular issue in your life, it won’t be too hard to find Bible plans that will help. And remember, some plans are very short (3 days) and others are a full year. Here are some examples:
- Overcoming Anger
- Overcoming Anxiety (very good)
- Build Your Faith
- How to Love Your Neighbor
- The Names of God
- Soul Detox
- Identity In Christ
- Blended Family: Becoming Stepfamily Smart
- The Lies Couples Believe
- And the list goes on and on.
Group Bible Plans
For greater accountability and mutual encouragement, you will find the group Bible plan feature of the Bible app very helpful. When starting a new plan, you can invite others to join you. Each devotional provides a “Talk it Over” section in which you may comment and read the comments of the others in your group.
Further reading on Patterns of Daily Devotions: