“Start small, but start now!” ~Wayne Cordeiro
We can relate physical hunger to spiritual hunger. Most of us do not need to work at cultivating our physical hunger, it comes quite naturally. In fact, many of us need to work on curbing our physical appetite (for all kinds of physical pleasures). We eat too much and the wrong things. The longer we go without eating food the more hungry we become!
Spiritually, however, we DO need to cultivate our appetite. We eat too little and the wrong things. Unfortunately, going without spiritual nutrition does not make us more hungry. The longer we go without soul food our spiritual appetite deadens. We become spiritually complacent and indifferent. Growth stops. Spiritual hunger does not come naturally, it requires intentional effort. The good news is that spiritual nourishment actually stimulates your appetite and hunger for more. To cultivate your spiritual hunger, you need to feed your spirit. So, start small, but start now! FEED YOURSELF!
We want to help you get into God’s Word however it feels most comfortable! Pick a book, grab a couple friends, and SOAP together! Read as much as your group is comfortable with. If you have no idea where to start…the Gospel of John is a great place. Once you get going and you’re ready, then jump in on the full plan and go through the entire Bible in a year with us. Start small, but start now!
The plan we use goes through the entire Bible in one year:
Other reading plans
Yearly plan (OT once, NT twice): Life Journal Reading Plan
Abbreviated yearly plan: First Steps Reading Plan
Snack, Meal, Feast!
The following reading plans were formatted using the same portions of Scripture as the Life Journal plan, but making it easy for you to start wherever you feel comfortable. A little spiritual food will make you hungry for more! Start with a SNACK if you’d like, it’s just 1-3 verses per day. Hungry for more? Move on to a MEAL which is a chapter or 2 daily, and is the First Steps Plan. Have a voracious appetite for God’s Word? Then join us for a FEAST, the full Life Journal Plan which takes us through the entire Old Testament once and New Testament twice per year. Each plan is in the same portion of Scripture daily so the whole family can read together!
THREE week reading plans:
FOUR week reading plans:
SIX week reading plans: