A New Thing for the New Year

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I thank God for you – the readers who are reading today.

I thank God for those who have written devotions for us for the past two and a half years – and for those who will commit to writing a week in the New Year ahead.

I thank God for what He has done and what He will do!  For me.  For my family.  For the Church of God.  For God’s World and for His Plan for the Ages.  He is always at work!

I thank God for revealing himself through His Word!  How incredible that He has chosen to share Himself with me – and you – there in each and every page, chapter and verse of His Inspired Word.

God can choose to reveal himself in an earthquake, fire or thunder from heaven.  And, sometimes He has and He does and He will.  But more often – each and every day – He is ready to reveal Himself – His love, His faithfulness, His majesty, His holiness, His righteousness, His wisdom, His commands, His Son, His plan of salvation, His light, His life, His Coming Kingdom.  God reveals himself to those who seek Him in His Holy Word.

I am excited about a New Year starting this week and I would love to encourage you to join with us at grow16Biblereading.wordpress.com in reading through the New Testament (as well as Proverbs and various theme weeks).  We will be reading one chapter from the Bible every day and you can sign up to receive daily devotions based on the chapter assigned for that day.  Each week we will get to hear the thoughts of another Church of God writer to guide us in seeking Him in His Word.  If you wish to sign up for the daily emails visit https://grow16biblereading.wordpress.com/.  On your computer – click on the follow button in the right hand column.  On your phone – click Menu, About and then the follow button.

The rest of this week we will be looking at the importance and benefits of God’s Word, and then on Sunday, January 6 we will jump into Matthew chapter 1, reading one chapter each day.  We chose a Bible reading plan that would not be too challenging or daunting for any age or experience level, and could still be combined with another plan for those already committed to a different Bible reading plan.  So grab a friend or family member, youth group or small group to help motivate and build accountability to together spend 2019 seeking Him in His Word.

Praying for Your Faith Walk,

Marcia Railton

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Let’s keep Growing!

Bible Study

With a New Year begins a NEW Bible Reading Plan!

This blog began in 2016 after a week of FUEL youth camp with a theme of GROW!  We wanted to help those who are interested in feeding their spiritual growth with a daily diet of God’s Word – for that is where true growth starts!  Meeting God in His Word, to get to know who He truly is, as well as what He desires from His children.  I can not be a Christian (a Christ follower) if I am not doing what Christ did – and He loved God’s Word and put it to great use in his own life and for others.

And so, here we are in 2019 – let’s jump into a new Bible reading plan which will help us all see God, His plan, His Son Jesus, Jesus’ life and teachings, our directions, our future hope, and so much more.  We will just be reading one chapter each day – but through the course of the year we will cover the whole New Testament as well as the book of Proverbs and other important themes.  And each day – we will post a devotion here that goes along with the reading.

Hope you will come read and grow with us!

Coming Soon!

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Pictured above are the Louisiana Representatives at FUEL 2016!

Our writer for the week, Josiah Cain, was able to take advantage of the opportunity to travel to Louisiana to help victims of the flooding there.  Many people, including several of our FUEL and COG friends, are facing the tremendous task of sorting through their destroyed belongings and putting pieces of their lives back together.  Be praying for Louisiana – and Saturday’s Bible reading devotion will be coming soon.

Thank you!

Let’s Grow Throughout the Year

Bible Reading Plan begins July 24

Welcome to the FUEL 2016 Bible Reading Blog!   How exciting to see you here!  We look forward to growing together throughout the coming year as we read God’s Word and devotions that have been specially prepared for you by some great FUEL friends.  Starting Sunday, July 24 a new devotion will be posted everyday.  By following the Grow 16 Bible Reading Plan, you will be able to read through the Bible in a year – reading just 3-4 chapters every day.  God has great things to tell you!  Let’s join together as we hear and follow.

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