Living Pure in an Impure World
Living Pure in an Impure World
H ere are some tips on developing your Spiritual Health Plan. These are just a few options. You will have to develop one that works best for you and your daily schedule.
How to Develop a Bible Reading Plan (BRP):
He who despises the word will be destroyed, But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded (Proverbs 13:13).
1. Decide WHEN you are going to read .
a. Morning is best! (Early).
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me (Proverbs 8:17, KJV). (The Holy Bible: King James Version).
O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water (Psalms 63:1).
b. You need to be spiritually fed in the morning to have spiritual energy (faith) for the day.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17).
2. Decide what DAYS you are going to read .
a. The best recommendation is every day, Sunday through Saturday!
Blessed is the man that heareth me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors (Proverbs 8:34, KJV).
Give us this day our daily bread... (Matthew 6:11, KJV).
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily , and follow me (Luke 9:23, KJV).
3. Decide how many CHAPTERS you will read each day .
a. Children should read at least one chapter.
b. Youth and adults should read three or more.
c. But remember – even one a day is better than none!
4. Decide WHAT you are going to read .
a. All New Testament chapters (Matthew through Revelation).
b. Old and New Testament. Here's one example:
One Old Testament chapter (Genesis through Malachi).
One chapter of Psalms.
One chapter of Proverbs.
Two New Testament chapters (or more).
Five chapters total!
5. Decide what VERSION you are going to read .
a. Recommended for adults: the King James Version (KJV),English Standard Version (ESV) or the New King James Version (NKJV).
b. Recommended for children: the New King James Version (NKJV).
c. There are other good versions, but these are my best recommendations.
6. Good HINTS on daily Bible reading:
a. Buy a good quality Bible that you will cherish. (Good size print, words of Christ in red, nice cover, etc.)
b. Get additional ribbon markers to mark your places. (In the Old and New reading example given you will need a total of four.)
c. Do it first ! Don't even take a shower (unless it's necessary to wake up). Don't check the news, the phone, social websites,or personal messages!
d. Put on your robe, get a cup of coffee, juice, or water, and get your Bible!
e. Find a quiet place, with good lighting and a comfortable chair – somewhere you won't be interrupted.
f. Read it like a book rather than trying to study everything you read.
g. If you don't understand what you read, just keep reading!
h. When you finish a section (like the book of Proverbs, or the New Testament), start it again!
i. Do your Bible reading plan forever! Never stop for the rest of your life!
j.When you have finished your daily reading, close the book and go about your day!
7. REMEMBER ...
a. It's faith that overcomes the world!
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world; our faith (1 J