Pointing Your Compass North


It’s true. Every day is an adventure, sometimes beautiful like a vista from a mountaintop. Other times, the trail is obstructed and we find that most of our day is spent climbing over the gnarled tree roots of our daily struggles.

That’s why the very best thing we can do every morning is set our compass afresh. It doesn’t take much to get our thinking off by a degree or two–and we all know the implications of wrong thinking can be great over time. Our own human heart misinforms us. Satan is ALWAYS waiting to misinform us. Others, in their imperfections misinform us. So there is no more important work than setting our hearts aright before we venture off on the day’s journey.

And nothing does that better than the Word of God.

It’s the beginning of a new year and the perfect time to scoot on over to your nearest Bible app and find a daily reading plan that takes you through the Bible in a year. A few months ago I realized that in the busyness of life, I was becoming rusty on my recall of certain Scriptures. Another reason to take myself back to the schoolroom.

For me, the best way to get the Word into my heart is audibly. On a walk. With my dog.

On my Bible app there is a button to press which reads the passage aloud. By the end of my walk I’m as convicted and encouraged as the Holy Spirit desires.  Sometimes I’m surprised at what details I had forgotten. Mostly, I am impressed with the awesomeness of God and find it easier to move forward in the day with the resolve to do my work well.

So find a reading plan and a routine that DAILY works for you. Below are some links to reading plans you might like. And may God bless you this New Year!!!

2017 Bible Reading Plans

You can check out plans on the “Bible” app by Life.church on your device  OR….

5 Day Reading Schedule:

Ligonier Reading Plans: www.ligonier.org/blog/bible-reading-plans/

ESV Bible Reading Plans: www.esv.org/resources/reading-plans/

The Change Your Mind Plan: www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/how-to-change-your-mind1#When:08:01:00Z

God’s Glory in Salvation Through Judgment: jimhamilton.info/2014/12/03/read-the-bible/

Read the Gospels Every Day: www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php/2016/12/19/2017-bible-reading-plan-read-the-gospels-every-day/