Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Road to Spiritual Health in 2015

Are you spiritually starving yourself?

Just as the body needs to eat, our spirit needs to be fed God's Word.
I know it's hard to concentrate in the early days of grief, but after a while we should make a concerted effort to spend time reading the Bible in order to grow and get through this ordeal.
1 Peter 2:2 (KJV)
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby

Why not equip yourself with a good plan for Bible reading or devotions in 2015? Here are two devotionals you can receive by email and some Bible reading plans for your choosing.

Through the Bible In A Year Reading Plans
There are so many Bible reading plans its hard to choose! Personally, I want to focus on the New Testament this year so I'll be using the 5 x 5 x 5 plan. I've used it before and highly recommend it. It will take me through the entire New Testament in 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week, and suggests 5 ways I can get more out of it. I'd love for you to join me in using this plan too! Just click on the PDF, print it, and keep it with your Bible so you can check off each day's reading. The other plans are great, but if you've never read the entire Bible or have trouble concentrating, I think you'll really like the 5 x 5 x 5 plan. Click here to find it and take a look at them all: Bible Reading Plans for 2015

Daily Devotionals
For inspirational reading and comfort you can subscribe to various ministries. There are so many I couldn't begin to list them all so check your denomination, favorite Christian broadcasts or publishers to see what they offer. For grief and widowhood I recommend the following free subscriptions:
A Season of Grief daily emails from GriefShare
A Widow's Might daily emails plus a free ebook on growing through grief

The journey through grief is challenging and rugged. Take it step by step, one day, one moment, one breath at a time but don't starve your spirit along the way! Fuel up with God's Word each day and you'll be in a far better place next year at this time.

Happy New Year!  ferree

2 comments:

  1. I posted the link on my FB timeline. I actually found a free app for my phone. This year I will TRY to read the Bible in a year. I've tried the last 2 years. But I could not focus with the death of my husband and mother 2 years ago. I read devotionals that helped me through my grief. But this year I feel I am ready to try again. My grief is not at the same place as 2 years ago so I think I will have better success; it's just sticking to it.

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  2. Ferree,
    Sorry to hear about your back problem. Will keep you in my prayers for complete healing. Thank you for your post and reminder to stay in the word. I usually use the Daily Bread for my devotional and your posts. It has been a truly blessing to me over the last 5 months. I will also join some ladies at my church and read the bible in a year. Hope I'm not biting off to much. Blessings to you and your family for a great New Year!

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