A lot of people I know will start a Bible Reading Plan on 1/1/12 with every good intention of reading through the Bible in 2012. Such a goal is to be commended. Unfortunately, many will not succeed. I know, I’ve been there myself.
However, in just a few days, I will complete a plan I began in February to read through the Bible by 12/31/11. One of the keys to my success may be just what you’re looking for to be successful yourself. I used a Bible Reading Plan from YouVersion.com.
In addition to an online site that is simply AWESOME, you can also download their FREE APP for your smart phone and/or iPad. That’s right, FREE!
At various times during the year I have completed my reading for the day using my printed Bible, my iPhone, my iPad, or the YouVersion.com website. As a bonus, many versions have an audio feature that reads the text to you.
To get started you’ll need to take these steps:
- Go to YouVersion.com and set up an account. It’s free.
- Browse the various plans available and chose one that fits your needs. There are 7, 30, 90, and 365 day plans. You may want to start with a short plan to get a feel for the experience.
- Once you’ve set up your account, go to www.youversion.com/download and secure the apps for your other electronic equipment.
Having taken the steps above, you’re ready to get started.
One additional practice will help you stay consistent: Use the “share” feature to post your progress to your social media sights. This let’s everyone know WHAT you’re reading and THAT you’re reading. It’s a great way to gain accountability and share the passages that are speaking the loudest to you.
Here’s to a great year of Bible Reading and LIFE CHANGE!
Speak Your Mind: What barriers have you experienced to becoming a consistent Bible reader?