Welcome to My FREE Monthly Bible Reading Plans!
Around Valentine’s Day, the aromas of chocolate, flowers, and love linger in the air. Can’t you feel it! For the young and young at heart, it’s fun to make Valentine’s Day exciting.
Why do we hold Valentine’s Day, the day to celebrate true love, romance, chocolate for the chocolate lovers, in the middle of a cold, snowy season call February?
Why celebrate this romantic, month of sweets and roses so important in February. Why not April, May, or June. What in the past made our ancestors decide that blizzards and cold were the climate for love?
Believe me, after a cold wintery, rainy, shoveling the snow from my driveway, will make you forget about romance. Nothing—and I do mean nothing—is further from my mind than romance. So why is this holiday scheduled at such a frigid time of the year?
The answer is that the climate we are experiencing today is not necessarily the original weather people were experiencing when they created a romantic tradition for Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is February 14! (We hope you remembered!) Ever wonder how chocolate, heart-shape boxes, and sweets became the tradition? Taste of sweets will please any chocolate lover who—make no mistake—will ALWAYS put chocolate first on their list. “I love … chocolate!
So, with this wintery season of February, enjoy the sweets and romance of Valentine Day!
Let’s, take time to thank God for what He has done. Let’s concentrate on thanking the Lord for what we have. Let’s make a habit of giving heartfelt praise and thanks to Him every day of the year- for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Enjoy this February Scripture Writing Plan, friends!
A Prayer for February
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1, NIV
Father in the Name of Jesus, we thank you that we may be your children and may be led by your Spirit. Give us patience and faith, especially when our way on earth seems difficult and life is full of grief and hardship. You are light. You show us the right path. You go before us just like to children of Israel. Protect us on all our ways. May your kingdom grow among us until it can be plainly seen that you, O God, are truly with us doing your work and bringing us joy, even though what we do seems fruitless. But your work endures. In your work we rejoice, and we want to give thanks to you every day for the rest of our lives. Amen.
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at A Women After God’s Own heart.
Learning How to Read the Bible Can Be Fun and Enjoyable!
Having a plan for your Bible study time is key to staying consistent and motivated. Having a tailor-made plan that you created is even more motivating!
Use these monthly printable reading plans to explore different topics in the Bible. Each month has a daily reading of powerful scriptures that relates to the month’s topic.
Are you so overwhelmed by trials that you struggle to connect with God? Do you feel like God is too far away to hear your prayers? Do you long for a deeper, intimate more personal relationship with God but you struggle with consistent time in prayer and devotion?
Perhaps anytime that you sit down to talk with God something happens that leaves you distracted and unable to focus? Daily time in prayer and reading Monthly Bible Reading Plans are the key to spiritual growth. But with busy schedules, families to care for, there just doesn’t seem to be anytime left for God. It’s time to stop putting God on the “LATER TO DO LIST.”
It’s time to get back to what you love the most, and that is spending time in the Word of God. And if you are ready to dive back into it, but not sure how to get started, Printable Monthly Bible Reading Plans are a great way to start. Reading the Bible is one of the best ways we can spend our time, in God’s presence, but what do you read each day? Where do you even start? I’m so glad you asked–that’s where printable Bible reading plans come in handy.
How to Use a Monthly Bible Reading Plan in Your Devotional Time
Using a monthly reading plan is simple. All you have to do is download it, grab your Bible study supplies, and start reading (printing is optional). But here are a few other ways you can use your Bible reading plan:
1. Use the plan as a guideline for studying the Bible. Instead, of just reading the verses or passages, choose to go a little deeper. If you want to learn how to study the Bible, here are some tips to help:
Monthly Bible Reading Plans:
Are You Ready to Experience the joy in the presence of the Lord again?
I have created these free printable Monthly Bible Reading Plans that will be perfect for you!
Each month I plan to continue to add to this page but since it’s just getting started, here’s what you’ll find. Each month will have a one-month bible reading plan for instant download. I promise the reading will be well worth it!
All you’ll need to use these printable bible reading plans is a printer to download, your bible, and I always love to have a journal close by to write down anything that sticks out to me or that the Lord brings to my mind –
Ok, so we know we should read the Bible, but how do we actually do it? How and where do we start? Is there a right or wrong way to read?
Here are 5 simple tips for reading the Bible well:
- Find a translation.
Finding a translation that you understand is so important! The goal of reading the Bible isn’t to check a box. It’s about understanding what you’re reading and coming to know and love God more.
The goal of reading the Bible is understanding what you’re reading and coming to know and love God more.
New to the Bible? I would highly recommend the NLT (New Living Translation), the Message, or the CEB (Common English Bible) as good translations to try.
Been reading the Bible for some time and want a more literal translation? Try out the NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) or the ESV (English Standard Version).
It seems to change at least once a year, but I’m currently reading and preaching from the NLT myself. Regardless of where you are, find a translation that you can understand.
- Find a place to start.
With most books, we typically starting reading on page 1, but this isn’t always the best place to begin when it comes to reading the Bible.
My advice? Start with the books of John or Mark. They’re easier to read and lay out the story of Jesus from beginning to end. The entire Bible centers on Jesus. Knowing who Jesus is will help you understand the rest of the Bible.
Looking for a different starting point? Try the book of Acts for the history of the early church (one of my favorite books!), Psalms and Proverbs for some practical life advice, or Genesis to find out where God’s plan began.
Some advice? Don’t get overwhelmed by trying to read a whole book in one sitting. Just read a chapter a day. Taking in one chapter at a time. As you’re doing so, wrestle with the words you’re reading. Underline verses or words that stick out to you. Write some thoughts down in a journal. Read the same chapter twice in a day or three times.
Along with your study time, study using our Monthly Bible Reading Plans. I created them just for you.
- Prepare your heart.
Sitting down and reading the Bible is important, but before you do take 1 minute (literally 60 seconds) to prepare your heart.
How? Simply by asking God to speak!
It can be as simple as:
Lord, speak to me today. I’m new to the Bible. Help me to understand what you want me to understand.
Ask God to remove any distractions.
To help you hear something new.
To change you as you read.
To speak in a way that you can’t miss hearing His voice.
This is such a simple step, but it’s one that we often overlook.
Lord, please speak to me through your Word.
- Be consistent.
Spent time with the Lord today? Awesome! Now do it again tomorrow.
Consistency is hard when it comes to reading the Bible, and if we don’t make it an intentional part of our day it’s easy to let things get busy and not find the time.
Struggling with consistent time in the Word? Try listening to the Bible! On a walk, while you’re working out, or driving the kids to and from dance practice, listen to God’s Word.
I’ve also found that I’m more likely to spend time reading the Bible when I pick a place I like to read and a consistent time that works for me. Feel inspired in coffee shops? Grab a latte and pick up your Bible. More of a night owl? Open the Word after the kiddos fall asleep.
It doesn’t matter where or when you read, all that matters is that you’re consistently getting into God’s Word.
- End with a takeaway.
After you’re done reading each day, ask these two questions:
Jesus, what is one promise you want me to take away from today?
Is there a change I need to make in my life?
Is there a verse that you really connected with? Maybe it encouraged or challenged you? A specific action that you know you need to make. Carry that thing with you throughout the rest of your day and into your week. Let it change you!
Maybe you want to memorize a certain verse. Put it on a notecard. Text it to a friend. Share what you’re taking away so others can be changed, too.
Even further, go through a book of the Bible with a friend or your spouse. Like I said, reading the Bible can be hard, but reading it with someone can make answering your questions easier and hold you both more accountable.
Reading the Bible isn’t about getting more information, checking off a box, or fulfilling Christian obligation.
We don’t read the Bible to know more about God. Instead, we read the Bible to become more like God.
To spend time with Him.
To grow in our love for Him.
To know His heart.
Monthly Bible Reading Plans
I’m sharing Topical Bible Reading Plans. Each month of bible reading includes a topic for that month. You can see the current month’s simple bible reading plan and the previous months as well.
As mentioned before, if you don’t know where to start reading your bible, these monthly bible reading plans will help guide you! Dive into God’s Word and grow closer to Him!
February-Month Bible Reading Plan:
Each month is centered around a specific topic, with a single verse to meditate on and reflect on how to apply it to your life.
Click below to download the plan for each month. You can also download the entire 12-month plan as a single PDF.