The Christmas season has officially begun. More than likely, activities like shopping, baking, and gift wrapping fill your December to-do list. If we aren’t purposeful, all the holiday activity can easily overshadow the reason we celebrate.
I have a challenge for us – for you and for me. Let’s commit to putting Jesus at the top of our list every day between now and Christmas. Let’s make time with Him each morning a priority. (Check out these practical tips for having a Quiet Time.)
What would that look like? For me, it means sitting with a mug of hot coffee, my Bible, and my journal before I start my daily activities. I read and meditate on God’s Word to renew my mind with His truth. I talk with God in prayer, sharing my heart and listening for His direction.
Over the years, I have discovered that I need the discipline of a Bible reading plan. This great discipleship tool helps me be intentional and regular with my Bible reading. For a brief few moments I contemplated developing a plan to use and to share with you. But then I realized there is no need to reinvent the wheel and decided to find out what Christmas Bible Reading Plans are already available.
6 Christmas Bible Reading Plans for the Season
I’ve done a little internet searching and found 5 great Bible reading plans for the Christmas season.
- “Christmas Bible Reading Plan” on BibleStudyTools.com – “Designed for personal or family reading times, these 25 New Testament readings highlight the birth of Jesus and the purpose for His coming. Related Old Testament passages are also featured daily.”
- Spend Christmas Together– This 25-day advent plan is designed to help you slow down and prepare your heart for the coming of the Savior.
- “Rediscovering the Christmas Season” – Another YouVersion.com reading plan, this 25-day plan combines Old Testament and New Testament readings.
- “Adore Him” – This 12-day reading plan developed by Katie Orr focuses on the character of God. The more we know Him, the more we will adore Him! You can download the plan and do it on your own or join a Facebook group and do it together!
- Jesus is Born! – This 7-day Bible reading plan helps you focus on the meaning of Christmas; the coming of our Savior as a baby.
- “Bite of Bread: Bible Reading Plan for Christmas Week” – This 7-day plan by Christians author and blogger Andy Lee at Daily Grace focuses on the significance of the name “Jesus.”
What are some things you plan to do to keep Jesus at the top of your Christmas to-do list? Let’s talk!
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