Set Your Focus on Things Above | Reading Plan for May

In our modern world, distractions are abundant and Satan seeks to steal our focus away from the spiritual. As Christians, we must purpose in our hearts to walk in wisdom and to keep our mind stayed on God (Col. 4:5, Is. 26:3). For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also (Luke 12:34).

To help you with this, we've put together a couple suggestions which could help you focus and read through the Gospel of Luke during the month of May. Try one or try them all. The key is to dig into and meditate on the things of God.

Suggestions to Help:

1. Set a time to read each day either individually or with your family. During this time, eliminate distractions by turning off cell phones and other electronic devices. Before you open your Bible, pray and ask God to teach you about Himself. After you read each passage, cross it off for a visible record of your progress

2. Keep a journal! Try answering the following questions based on what you read each day:

A. What did I learn about Jesus?

B. What did I learn from Jesus?

C. How can I be like Jesus?

3. Pray. You're in a relationship with God, and He's just spoken to you. Continue that conversation with Him in prayer. You can pray any way you'd like, but if you need help praying, you can try the 'ACTS' model. (try and pray in response to what you just read)

Adoration: "I love you..." Praise God and express your love for Him

Confession: "I'm Sorry..." Admit to God where you have failed him.

Thanksgiving: "Thank you for..." Thank God for what He's done for you.

Supplication: "I pray for..." Pray for the needs of others, then for your own needs

4. Share what you've heard from God today with someone else! A friend or family member would love to hear about a favorite verse you read, or what new things you discovered about God.

You can also read and take notes right on our church app. Journey with Jesus is located under the grow section of our app!