Friends, I first want to say that I have been blown away by your response to the writing plans so far. I am simply beyond thrilled that you are enjoying them and finding that God is speaking to you through them! If you haven’t joined the Gather & Dwell Facebook group, be sure to hop over there and get connected! We have a fantastic group of ladies who are encouraging each other as we dwell at the feet of Jesus.
It seems like the fall season is the busiest time of year. Anyone else? School starts back up, lots of extracurricular activities, the holiday season, and the FOOD that seems to take over our counters and tables! It’s easy to get pulled and distracted from our biggest priorities. I pray that during this season, we will be able to pause and truly *dwell* in Him. Breathe. Rest.
As we enter this busy season, I don’t want to lose sight of the person who matters most. I want my eyes firmly fixed on Jesus. I want to be intentional about lingering in the Word a little longer each day. So with that, I have something a little different for you for the next few months. I’m so excited!
For the month of September, instead of doing a topical writing plan, I’m giving you a textual reading plan. We’re going to be reading through the book of 1 John… slowly and intentionally. We’re going to linger and truly soak it in. Just as with the writing plans, there are no set rules. Do what works for you!
We’ll be reading through the entire book, a few verses at a time. Each day, there will be a handful of verses to linger in. Ask God how He wants to speak to you. You may be surprised where He takes you!
Here are some ideas for each day’s reading. Again, do what works for YOU! Time spent in God’s Word is never wasted. There is no right or wrong way to do this.
*simply read the verses and journal a few thoughts
*pick a single verse from the day’s reading to break down and study deeper
*pair it with a commentary (I recommend this one)
*draw a picture
*simply read it and highlight a line or two in your Bible
*create a digital image and post on social media (use hashtag #dwellingin1john)
*share your take-aways in the Facebook group
*anything else God lays on your heart!
I am so excited for this month! Fall is my absolute FAVORITE time of year and 1 John has been on my heart for quite some time. I can’t wait to see how God moves in us!
Announcement time! Starting October 1st, we are launching our first ever devotional study! Stay tuned for a post coming soon with more information! Woohoo! You are NOT going to want to miss this!