Bill Buchholz

Bill Buchholz

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"Life Journal" Reading Plan

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devotionssmallOne Year Bible reading plan
Read through the Old Testament once & the New Testament twice

You can pick up a printout of this plan at FCC's Information Center or download it here as a .PDF file.

You can also follow this plan online on the YouVersion website.

Never "Journaled" before?  Interested how to do it?

Journaling is an excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to us.  It's also a useful tool to use at a later time, for reflection, and to review some of the spiritual "gems" you may have received during those quiet moments.  While journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your small group or mentors.  Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and even encourage others.

New Hope Christian Fellowship created a journaling method called "SOAP," which is a great way to get started on your devotional path.

S for Scripture

Open your Bible to the reading found under today's date of your Bible reading plan.  Take time reading and allow God to speak to you.  When you are done, look for a verse that particularly spoke to you, and write it in your journal.

O for Observation

What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture?  Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you.  Paraphrase and write this scripture down in your own words in your journal.

A for Application

Personalize what you have read by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now.  Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, revelation of a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life.  Write how this scripture can apply to you today.

P for Prayer

This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or it may be a greater insight into what He is revealing to you.  Remember, prayer is a two way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say!  Then write your thoughts down.

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