“Static Christianity” does not exist. Every day of our life we are either growing in our relationship with God or we are digressing. Every second of life we are either operating out of our flesh or walking under the control of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16-25). God the Father has redeemed and reconciled us back to Himself through the cross work of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23-26; 5:1-11) to enjoy fellowship with us and for us to bring Him glory (1 Corinthians 10:31). In order to do so, we must be growing in our knowledge of God and His Son, Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18). We are exhorted to grow in Christ, in the faith, in the Word and through the Word (1 Peter 2:1; 3:15; 5:10; 2 Peter 1:5-8; Hebrews 5:11-14).
Please note from Psalm 19:7-11, what God says about His Word; the power of the His Word that created and sustains all things:
The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.
So, what is your plan to know God even more through His Word in this coming year of 2015? What is your written, intentional plan? What passages of Scriptures are you going to memorize this year? What is your Bible reading plan so the Word of God can read you every day and change you into the likeness of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:17)? I submit without reservation that the most important plans you make for 2015 concern your growth in Christ! Read Psalm 19:10 again. What should you search for more than gold? What should you give more planning to than your work, your children’s schooling, your vacation, etc.? Where do you find guaranteed reward (Psalm 19:11)?
So with those challenging questions and Psalm 19 as our backdrop, let me zero in on some Bible reading plans.
These links offer many, many options to fit your goal for 2015:
Youversion.com/apps – A smartphone app with many, many options
So, which will you gather the most this year? Honey or gold? (Psalm 19:10) Remember, you won’t be static.