It’s that time again … time to roll out a new Daily Scripture Writing Plan. The July Daily Scripture Writing Plan promises to pack a punch to your spiritual life as we explore the topic of Abiding throughout the Bible.
If you’re anything like me, you immediately thought of the parable that Jesus told about The Vine and The Branches. I’ve worked long and hard to grapple with that parable and you’ll hear about that next week. A little hint: For a very long time I thought of that word as being passive, and I am a girl who likes some action so the implications of it for me were not so exciting to think about.
So abiding is active. It requires work. We are constantly being pulled and tugged on in this life by people who would suck us in with gossip, by our desire to have fun and play, by our feelings. Making the choice to abide in Jesus … it takes work.
Don’t look at the theme for July’s plan and go “Meh … ” because I promise if you stick with it, you will be challenged in your faith.
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There are multiple resources available for you in the Member’s Resource Library to help you as you follow the July Daily Scripture Writing Plan. Each month my friend Heather compiles our monthly reading plans. She provides both a short and a long plan, as well as a guide to help you get the most out of your daily scripture journaling time.
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You’ll notice that there are some prompts to consider throughout the month directly on the plan, as well as a theme passage and a memory verse. We want to help you soak in scripture throughout the month. But don’t just soak, friends. Put what you learn into action! We’re not meant to stay in our perfect little safe bubbles. We need to step out of our bubbles often so that we can share the love of Jesus with others.
We can abide in Jesus and be a living, powerful source of action for the Kingdom at the same time. Abiding isn’t all about resting in Jesus, although there is a time and a place for rest. Abiding takes dedication. It means we change tacks often, pivot more times than we care to admit, and keep coming back to Jesus when we feel used up and useless.
When we dig into the Bible we are choosing to abide in Jesus. And I am so thankful to know that He promises He will use that in our lives. Even on the days when we walk away from that time spent studying or journaling and think we haven’t “gotten anything out of it” we are still allowing God to plant seeds in our hearts for a purpose we might not know yet.
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