He tends His flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those that have young. (Isaiah 40:11, NIV)
Jesus gathers us in His arms, carrying us close to His heart, and gently leads us.
Sweet friend, my prayer for us is that we would live close to His heart. Allowing Him to lead us. That’s why I created the Close to His Heart Bible Reading Plan.
My goal for many years was to read the Bible from cover to cover in one year. I started every year with great intentions. But ended with another failed attempt.
I finally discovered one-year Bibles, and have read God’s Word from beginning to end since 2009.
Then I read Secrets of the Secret Place and wanted something more. Bob Sorge’s Bible reading plan included reading Jesus’ words every single day—something the other plans missed.
“It’s in the Gospels that I behold my Beloved, my Lord.” Bob Sorge, Secrets of the Secret Place: Keys to Igniting Your Time with God
But I feared using Bob’s method of counting pages and paper clipping passages would leave me with an unfinished Bible at the end of the year. I knew I needed a concrete plan in order for this to succeed. That’s why I created the Close to His Heart Bible Reading Plan with daily readings from:
- Genesis to Malachi (except for Psalms to Song of Solomon)
- Psalms to Song of Solomon
I invite you to join me in reading the Bible together. Starting in 2018. Each month you’ll receive a bookmark you can stick in your Bible with that month’s daily readings. You’ll also receive Scripture printables to encourage your heart.
Click here to receive encouragement for your heart as we draw close to His heart.
All you need is a Bible and a desire to draw close to God’s heart. But here are some additional resources you may enjoy:
I got these so I didn’t have to worry about multiple bookmarks in my Bible or paperclips that tore my pages.
Love this book. I’ve never reread a book other than the Bible, but I plan on reading this one every year.
Click here to receive encouragement for your heart as we draw close to His heart. You’ll also receive Seeing Ourselves Through the Eyes of God: 50 Daily Devotions and access to a growing library of printables and resources as gifts from my heart to yours. ♥