Each morning, I open my Bible, turn to my daily portion, read as much or as little as time or circumstances allow (with a minimum of one chapter), mark the place where I finish and return to the passage the following week.
Here is the daily reading plan:
Monday: Genesis > 2 Samuel
Tuesday: Matthew, Mark & Luke
Wednesday: 1 Kings > Song of Solomon (excl. Psalms)
Thursday: John, Acts & Revelation
Friday: Isaiah > Malachi
Saturday: Romans > Jude
This system encourages reading from both Testaments ensuring variety, but also enables you to focus more on the New Testament.
After I have read my Bible, I journal my thoughts each day. On one side of the journal (personal), I write out a verse, my thoughts on that verse and a prayer. On the other side of the journal (public), I write a sermon idea or outline based on my daily reading, two confessions of gratitude and a proverb (also based on my daily reading).
Gordon Macdonald says, “When journaling is done regularly…the invisible and the ephemeral are forced into reality. Once feelings, fears and dreams are named, they can be dealt with, prayed for and surrendered to God.”
On a recent Online Open Week webinar in February 2017 entitled “Lectio Divina – Leaders Are (Bible) Readers,” Pastor Robert Fergusson shared the Bible reading plan he has used for the last 20+ years. Online Open Week is your opportunity to receive impartation and training direct from the Hillsong team through live webinars.
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