Over the last couple weeks, I have given you two different challenges. We started off with The 5-Minute Pay Attention Challenge. Last week was The One-Week Daily Reading Challenge. Today we’re going to finish off “Challenge Month” with The Daily Verse Challenge.
This one might be the simplest of all.
Here are the ultra-complicated parameters (wink, wink):
- Pick seven verses from one book or on one topic. (More on that a few inches down the post.)
- Pick one of those verses per day.
- Focus on it several times per day.
I told you it was complicated.
Some ideas for what verses to focus on.
Ideally, I think it would be fantastic if you chose seven verses from the reading you did last week (if you took The Daily Reading Challenge). Otherwise, here are three other ideas for you:
- Slowly read a short book of the Bible. Write down the verses that stand out to you. Whittle that list down to seven. (Or turn this into a 14-day challenge.)
- Use seven of the verses from this post: 13 Verses You Probably Missed Last Time You Read Philippians
- Go to this page on Bible Study Tools and pick one of the topics. There are lots to choose from.
Some ideas to help you focus on your daily verse.
You don’t need to do all of these. But you’re an over-achiever, so go ahead!
- Set a timer to read it first thing in the morning, twice during the day, and last thing before you go to bed.
- As a natural reminder, read the verse each time you eat a meal.
- Write the daily verse on a notecard and tape it to your mirror (or dashboard, or fridge, or computer monitor).
- Internalize the verse by reading it out loud for five minutes straight in the morning…and then say it several times throughout your day.
- Read it as a family…or couple…or with a friend.
- Give your seven verses to a friend or family member and ask them to text it to you randomly a couple times during the day.
What verses are you going to pick?