New Year, New Plans, New Habits

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The old year is gone. The new year is your chance to start fresh. Would you like to become a new person in 2018? Just make one small change. Do it today — right now. Then repeat it each day. When you meditate on God’s Word every day, over time those few minutes will add up to big change.

Start a new Bible Plan now, and start each day in this new year with a fresh perspective.

Practicing the Presence of God: Old Habits for a New Year

Practicing the Presence of God: Old Habits for a New Year
Brother Lawrence and Dwell, 5 days

Begin a conversational relationship with God in your everyday life that will help you integrate your faith and your work, as you read or listen to principles drawn from the devotional classic, The Practice of the Presence of God, a collection of notes, letters, and interviews with Brother Lawrence.

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Meet the New You

Meet the New You
Elisa Pulliam and WaterBrook Multnomah, 21 days

Let author and life coach Elisa Pulliam help you begin to align your thought life with practical truths straight from God’s Word, as she shares excerpts from her book Meet the New You, then encourages you with questions for reflection at the end of each day’s reading.

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A Harmony of the Gospels in 30 Days

A Harmony of the Gospels in 30 Days
Life.Church, 30 days

Experience the different perspectives of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, presented here in chronological order, revealing directly from the Scriptures how each disciple’s first-hand account of Jesus’s life — teacher, savior, and friend — complements the others.

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New Year New You

New Year New You
Dr. Ed Young and The Winning Walk, 6 days

Pastor and author Dr. Ed Young helps you reconnect with God and grow your relationship with Him as you learn foundational principles that will help you begin to recognize God’s voice, to stay in His Word, to experience the benefits of gratitude, to win the battle against stress, and more.

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Guidance from God // Full Throttle into New Life

Guidance from God // Full Throttle into New Life
Gather Ministries (Loop/WiRE), 7 days

Designed specifically for men, this series of devotionals translates key biblical principles into specific action steps that you can put into practice immediately: simple, tangible activities that will begin to transform not only how you think, but even how you see yourself as a man.

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With thousands of Plans to choose from, finding one that fits you is easy.

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⏰ It’s not too late…

Been putting off getting into the Bible?

The key to making positive changes that stick (like spending time in God’s Word) is simply picking something small, then repeating it every day.

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That’s just what Bible Plans do.

Each day, the Bible App gives you a short, manageable passage to read or listen to. If you like, you can have your Plan remind you when to read.

The best strategy is to start with a shorter Plan, just a few days. As soon as you complete it (👏👏👏), start your next one. Over time, you’ll see a habit form, and you’ll gain the confidence to take on longer, more in-depth Plans.

You can do this!

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Life is better with Friends.

Plans with Friends

The Bible reminds us again and again that we need relationships with people we can trust: close friends who will encourage us, inspire us, challenge us, love us, and pray for us. And they need us to do the same for them.1

“Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

John 13:34b-35

Learning about the Bible is better with Friends, too.

As we shared with you a few days ago, Plans are great at helping you get God’s Word speaking into your life every day. And, talking about the Bible with trusted friends fuels your spiritual growth, even as it draws you closer to one another.

Plans with Friends brings together the best of both.

Complete each Plan day on a shared schedule, then talk it over in a group-text-style discussion. Study the Bible together in a small group, or work through challenging issues with close friends, or simply invite friends to share meaningful conversation centered around Scripture. However you use it, Plans with Friends helps you discover things in God’s Word together that you might not notice on your own.

Starting is easy:

  • Start any Plan
  • Select “With Friends”
  • Choose a start date
  • Invite your Friends

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There is just one more thing.

Consistency is the key to locking in your daily practice of connecting with God through His Word in 2018. The strongest habits start small, one day at a time. You can do it! Especially when you invite friends on your spiritual journey — because then you can help each other along the way…together.

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1 Heb 10:24-25; Ecc 4:9-10; Pro 13:20; Pro 27:17; Mat 18:19-20.

How can you discover all that God has for you?


Take one day at a time.

Your soul needs spiritual food — every day. When we engage with the Bible consistently, God’s inspired Word teaches us what’s true, shows us things in our lives that we need to address, and helps us find purpose and fulfillment.

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.

Romans 12:2a

Streaks help you build your daily Bible practice.

Streaks show you how many days in a row you use the Bible App, encouraging you to connect with Scripture every day.1 If it looks like you might miss a day, the Bible App sends you a brief reminder. Streaks even rewards you with special mini celebrations when you achieve new milestones.

And starting is easy…

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Next time…

In the final email in this series, we’ll show you how we brought together two of our most powerful features to create the best Bible App experience we’ve ever offered, and we’ll show you how to start using it. (It’s super-easy!) Then we’ll tie everything together to help you lock in your new Bible practice.

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1 Streaks require a network connection, and that you be signed into your YouVersion account. No matter which activity you choose, every day that you open the Bible App, you’re building a Streak. Learn more about Streaks on our blog.

🎉 Make 2018 your best year yet. 📆

Kickstart 2018

Make 2018 your best year yet.

The voices that you listen to will end up shaping your life: friends and family, news and entertainment, self-improvement articles and “life hacks” — even your own thoughts. But, this year, what would happen if you made God’s voice the one you hear most?

The Lord shows us how we should live, and he is pleased when he sees people living that way.

Psalm 37:23

Getting started is easier than you think.

How can you build a daily Bible practice in 2018? By taking it just one day at a time. Reading Plans, Devotionals — whatever you like to call them, Plans help you get God’s Word into the flow of your everyday life, by giving you just a little to read or listen to each day.

Your best year ever begins now…

Bible In One Year 2018
What the Bible Says: The Blessing of God’s Will
The One Year® Chronological Bible
I Am
An Attitude Of Gratitude: Devotions From Your Time Of Grace
Breathing Room
Help Me! I Need To Change My Life!
Sanctuary - Moments In His presence
All Things New
Follow The Leader, Becoming A Better Disciple

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What’s next?

In a few days, we’ll share why it’s so important for followers of Christ to connect with God’s Word every day. And, we’ll introduce you to a Bible App feature that we created specifically to help you do just that. We’ll even share three simple ways that you can engage with the Bible from almost anywhere.

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