The word “portion” often refers to the amount of food we eat. Scripture is often compared to food for our souls. Just like we shouldn’t skip breakfast, neither should we skip an early morning appointment with God’s Word. Each month the Creator’s Classroom has a new, printable Bible reading plan on a different topic. They are free and downloadable. No email is required.
Is it important to read the Bible?
The Bible is a living document that nourishes our souls. Scripture often refers to itself as a type of food. Consider these passages:
- Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4)
- I (Jesus) am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. (John 6:35)
- Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. (Matthew 5:6)
- As newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation. (1 Peter 2:2)
These are only a few of the Bible verses that emphasize the necessity for daily Bible reading in our lives. We need it to live and grow spiritually. To neglect it will result in spiritual weakness and lack of growth. The Creator’s classroom wants to help you in that endeavor, with this Free Printable Bible Reading Plan
Start your day with God
Morning Bible verses set the tone for the whole day. It helps us remember that whatever we have to tackle, we are not doing it alone. The book of Lamentations tells us that God’s mercies and compassions are new every morning. He remembers we are weak and He wants to give us strength for the day. He remembers that we were formed from dust and are dependant on Him.(Lamentations 3:22-23, Isaiah 40:31, Psalm 103:14)
Morning is a great time to ask, “what is God’s message for me today?” It is a good time to ask for God’s wisdom in everything we do throughout the rest of our day.
The printable Bible reading plan
Each month the Creator’s Classroom brings you a different topic with daily Scripture readings. You will also be challenged to think about what it means to you, as well as write your thoughts in a journal.
January Bible reading plan: In Christ, I am a new creation
Many people start the new year with new goals, plans, and resolutions. Daily Portion- Bible Reading Plan begins the year with “A new creation in Christ.”
February Bible reading plan: The measure of God’s Love
God’s love is much greater than we realize. It encompasses multiple facets. It is demonstrated in many ways. The more we know about God, the stronger our faith will be. It will also result in greater hope, joy, and peace.
March Bible reading plan: Facing the winds of Adversity
March tends to be windy and life often is the same way, full of gusty circumstances that try to push us over. The Bible has a lot to say about how to survive the storms of life.
April Bible reading plan: Showers of blessing
There is a saying, “April showers bring May flowers”. We have an amazing God who showers us with so many blessings. We have much to be grateful for. Discover some of these blessings in this month’s printable Bible reading plan.
May Bible reading plan: Bloom where you are planted
Sometimes our circumstances are less than perfect. To overcome discouragement and disappointment, we need to make the most of where we are in life. May is an encouragement to bloom where you are planted.
June Bible reading plan: Run to the father
June is when we celebrate fathers. Unfortunately, not everyone grew up with a loving, nurturing dad. Regardless of what your childhood experience was, let me assure you that God is the perfect Father. The Biblical phrase, “Abba Father”, is a term of endearment, meaning, “Papa”. God is everything we ever wanted in a dad. We need to run to Him, the one who loves us more than the best father here on earth.
For those who had unpleasant memories of life with their human father, this article may help you. God is not like your father. You will find in “Forgive your parents, heal yourself” why forgiving has nothing to do with your dad and everything to do about you. Forgiveness does not mean you have to be friends with someone who hurt you. It does not condone their bad behavior. Forgiveness sets you free.
July Bible reading plan: Freedom in Jesus
With July being independence day for the United States, our Daily Portion focuses on Freedom in Jesus and what that means.
August Bible reading plan: Celebration of friendships
Traditionally, the first Sunday in August is friendship day. This month’s Daily Portion looks at the beauty of friendship- what it is and what it isn’t. If you are wanting to dig deeper on this subject, the Creator’s Classroom also has an article on who your friends are and why it matters.
September Bible reading plan: The words of Jesus
Jesus was the greatest teacher of all. As students of all ages and levels head back to school, we are looking at the words of Jesus.
October Bible reading plan: The Word of God, The Bible
All that we enjoy from God we can learn about in the Bible. This month we look at not only the different names for the Bible but also the importance of the Scriptures. Furthermore, the Bible is the main way that God speaks to us. Though written several thousand years ago, the truths found in the Bible are still applicable today.
Novermber Bible reading plan: Gratitude for God’s good gifts
As Christians, we have been blessed with so many good gifts. Some are obvious and others we may not recognize. Nonetheless, these gifts are available to us. Some have conditions, and others don’t. November is a good time to be thankful for God’s good gifts.
December Bible reading plan: “His name shall be called … “
December is the time when we celebrate the coming of Jesus to our world as a tiny, helpless baby. And with every birth, comes the naming of the baby. Jesus has far more names than probably anyone else. HIs many names help us understand who He is and why He came. The angel said, “His name shall be called …”
Verse of the day with reflection
If you would like to go a little further in the Bible reading plan, you can join the private Facebook group Women Growing In Joy & Hope. A part of the free Bible reading plan is posted every day with a question specific to that day’s verse(s). It will help you reflect on how the verse applies to your life.
Digging deeper into the Scriptures
For those who like to keep journals and like to understand better the personal application of Bible verses, The Creator’s Classroom now has Bible Reading Journals for every month of the year (currently October through January is available). They follow the same topics that you find here in the free Bible reading plan.
As each journal is complete in itself, you can start at any point in the calendar year. They also come in 3-month bundles with a discount.
Do you know the God of the Bible?
The key to Bible reading is knowing personally the God whom it is about. Through a relationship with Jesus, we are able to gain an understanding of the promises and instructions contained in Scripture. If you don’t know Jesus personally, please call or text 1-888-NEED-HIM. You can also go to chataboutjesus.com. Someone is waiting there to answer your questions.
You may also want to read:
- Christian Faith For Beginners
- Bible reading for Beginners- How and where to start
- How To Be Still And Know God In A Busy World
- God’s Language of love
Thanks to Open Bible for easy navigation of Scripture verses by topic.