Spending time in God’s Word is a vital part of growing in our relationship with our Heavenly Father. It helps us get to know Him better, and learn more about His amazing love and grace. When going about reading and memorizing Scripture, it helps to have a plan. For direction and guidance in diving into the Word of God, check out Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan.
Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan was designed keeping in the mind the fact that sometimes life just happens, and there are days when flexibility is needed. It was meant to provide a readily practicable plan of action for reading through the New Testament in a year, and memorizing key verses from God’s Word. 1-2 chapters are suggested for reading each weekday – leaving time on the weekends either to catch up on missed chapters, or review favorite verses from throughout the week – and one scripture memory passage is given per week.
Even with the best of plans, however, there are still some days that don’t turn out the way we thought they would. What do you do on the days when nothing goes as planned? Here are 5 tips for fitting Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan to your everyday life:
- Keep going – If you fall behind schedule, don’t throw in the towel! Keep on following the plan, and catch up a little bit at a time. (As mentioned above, the weekends are a great time to catch up on missed chapters. If you skip a memory verse, add it to a week when the original memory verse is easier.)
- Finish later – If you want to spend time in God’s Word in the morning, but don’t have time for the entire day’s reading, simply read a few verses when you wake up, and finish the rest later on.
- Set a reminder – Set a reminder on your phone – or another electronic device – to help you remember to do your scripture reading and memorization.
- Take a moment – For an easy way to memorize the week’s memory verse, write it out on an index card, and place it somewhere where you will see it often. Every time you pass by it, take a moment to repeat the verse to yourself. Pretty soon you will have it memorized!
- Write it out – Write out the memory verse for the week once each day with pen and paper. It doesn’t take long to do so, and it will help you commit it to memory.
Do you have any ideas or tips on making time to read and memorize the Word of God on a daily basis? To share, comment below.
My name is Emily Hockenhull. I started Called and Created as a way to share the good news of the gospel of God's grace with others. Come join me on the journey!