Can you believe that in just a few short hours 2016 will come to a close?
This year has seen some ups and downs for our family, but even in the tough times we have been able to focus on the blessings.
We couldn’t do that without our faith.
Reading Scripture is a great way to draw closer to God and to have a deeper faith.
For January, I have chosen Bible verses that focus on choosing God’s plan and path rather than our own.
You can download a copy of this printable Bible reading plan by clicking the link below.
I will be sharing the Bible verses each day on my Facebook page in a new format, so be sure to like me there.
While you can look up each of the passages listed on the printable I created, I thought it might be helpful to list the verses here as well. All of the verses below are from the NIV version, but you can use any version you prefer.
Digging into Scripture to decide which verses to share in January was a blessing. I pray these verses will be a blessing to you as well.
January Bible Reading Plan
January 1: Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
January 2: Proverbs 16:9 (NIV) In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.
January 3: 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
January 4: Psalm 98:1 (NIV) Sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have worked salvation for Him.
January 5: Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV) Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
January 6: Proverbs 23:18 (NIV) There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
January 7: Psalm 90:12 (NIV) Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
January 8: 1 Peter 1:3 (NIV) Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
January 9: Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV) He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
January 10: Psalm 51:10 (NIV) Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
January 11: Isaiah 40:31 (NIV) but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
January 12: Matthew 6:34 (NIV) Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
January 13: Ezekiel 36:26 (NIV) I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
January 14: Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
January 15: Psalm 20:4 (NIV) May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
January 16: Philippians 3:13b-14 (NIV) Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
January 17: Proverbs 19:21 (NIV) Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
January 18: Romans 12:2 (NIV) Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
January 19: 1 Chronicles 16:11 (NIV) Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
January 20: Joshua 1:9 (NIV) Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
January 21: 2 Corinthians 4:16 (NIV) Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
January 22: Psalm 56:3 (NIV) When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
January 23: Mark 9:23 (NIV) “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
January 24: Lamentations 5:21 (NIV) Restore us to yourself, Lord, that we may return; renew our days as of old
January 25: Psalm 37:37 (NIV) Consider the blameless, observe the upright; a future awaits those who seek peace.
January 26: Ephesians 4:22-24 (NIV) You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
January 27: Micah 7:7 (NIV) But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.
January 28: Matthew 7:13-14 (NIV) Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
January 29: Romans 8:18 (NIV) I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
January 30: Acts 3:19 (NIV) Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
January 31: 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV) So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
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