Those who garden know that growth requires a plan along with consistent care and effort. Spiritual growth is no different. As you prepare for 2020, may I encourage you to plan for spiritual growth. Remember, growth will not come easy. However, with some care and effort, it will come! Let me suggest some resources that you might find helpful for your spiritual growth in the New Year.
Digital Bible Reading Plan on the YouVersion App
- One Year Bible Group Plan
- My Utmost for His Highest 30 Day Group Plan
Daily Reading Bibles & Study Bibles
- One Year Bible
- Life Application Study Bible
- Thompson Chain Study Bible
- Ryrie Study Bible
- Kids Study Bible
- Trust and Obey
- Rooted in Christ
- A Daily Word
- A Word to the Wise
- Revival Today
- Daily in the Word in your Email Inbox
- My Utmost for His Highest—Oswald Chambers
- Morning and Evening—C.H. Spurgeon
Echo Prayer App
Light illuminates. It makes it possible to see and to take steps. It exposes. It reveals clearly what was dark or vague. It answers questions. What was unknown and causing wonder, light cuts through the darkness giving certain answers. That fact is light is a good thing…a really good thing. Can you imagine living a day without light? Can you image if the sun did not come up and you had no electricity. Can you imagine what you would do? Can you imagine how much you would long to have light?
We have just been talking about physical darkness. While that may be intolerable, many will tolerate living days of their lives in spiritual darkness. What do I mean? The Bible tells us in Psalm 119:130, “The entrance of thy words giveth light; It giveth understanding unto the simple.” I often hear as a pastor, “I just don’t have time to read my Bible.” “I don’t read my Bible as much as a should.” “My life is busy, so I just depend on the pastor’s message.” Many believers live dark lives. They stumble and fall. They struggle to have victory over sin. They have no sense of God future will let alone His daily will. They live without the comfort of God. They feel helpless against the onslaught of temptation and pressure from the world, the flesh and the devil. God has told us that His Word is the light, the illumination that we need. As believers, we have Holy Spirit indwelling us and the Bible tells us that He is our guide into all truth. He is there to teach us the truth of Scripture as we read and receive it.
Let me encourage you not to live in spiritual darkness. Dive into the Bible! You will be amazed at how the things you are facing in life all of a sudden become clear as the light of Scripture illumines your heart and mind.
Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And a light unto my path.
Here are a few reading plans you might find helpful.