NAVIGATING THE NEW BIBLE READING PLAN AND WEEKLY PROMISES
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DAILY BIBLE READING PLAN
MONDAY: Joshua 1
After the death of Moses, God tells Joshua, “Moses My servant is dead, now then arise…” God tells Joshua and the Israelites to arise and get ready to inherit the promised land after 30 days of mourning for Moses. God gave His people time to mourn and to say goodbye to the past before commanding the people to arise and move forward. Have you taken time to process and say goodbye to the past? If not, take some time today to pray and write down the highs and lows of the past. Acknowledge what you have lost, what you may have to grieve, what you have learned, and what you are thankful for. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you as you say goodbye to the past and to show you what it looks like for you to “now arise” in this new season.
TUESDAY: Genesis 13
Abram, who would later be named Abraham, experiences a great loss in the beginning of Genesis 13. He loses the partnership he had with his nephew Lot, and he loses out on the best of the land. And yet, at the end of Genesis 13, God makes great promises to Abram about his future, promises to bless him and make a great nation out of him. With this promise, Abram moves where God is leading Him and ends the chapter by worshipping God. What promises has God made to you about this new season? Ask God to speak to you about this new season. And take time today to worship God and thank Him in advance for the great things He will do in your future.
WEDNESDAY: Isaiah 40
God promises to give strength to the weary and that those who hope in Him will renew their strength. What kind of strength do you need for this new season? Are you weary or worn out? Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you the strength for the new that you are navigating.
THURSDAY: Mark 2
Jesus reminds us that no one puts new wine in old wineskins. Not only does God want to bless you in new ways, but He wants to give you new insights and strategies to know Him more, to become like Him and to succeed in the plans He has for you. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you what new practices to embrace, disciplines to develop, ideas to run with, and plans to make in your new season.
FRIDAY: Philippians 3
Paul had many reasons to hold on to the past. Instead, he “forgot what was behind and strained toward what was ahead.” He approached life this way because his number one objective was to know Christ more and more, to know the power of His resurrection and to share in His sufferings. How can this same objective shape your pursuits and your plans as you navigate the new season you are in?
SATURDAY: Hebrews 12
The author of Hebrews urges us to “throw off everything that hinders us and the sin that so easily entangles, that we might run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” What habits, thoughts, pursuits, and sin are you ready to throw off so that you can run freely and lightly into your future?
SUNDAY: Galatians 6
Paul encourages us to not grow weary in doing good because if we don’t give up we will reap a harvest of righteousness. What harvest of righteousness are you currently believing for… in your career? In your calling? In your family? In your marriage? In ministry? In your health? In your finances? In your relationships? How can you intentional sow into these areas of your life to reap the harvest you are hoping for?
WEEKLY PROMISES FOR NAVIGATING THE NEW
13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it,[a] but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
-Philippians 3:13-14 New Living Translation
29 He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who has no might He increases power.
30 Even youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
31 But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him]
Will gain new strength and renew their power;
They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun];
They will run and not become weary,
They will walk and not grow tired.
-Isaiah 40:29-31 The Amplified Version
9-10 So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.
-Galatians 6:9-10 The Message Version