Friday / December 9

Connect 20



1 John 2:18-29

Each day we want you to CONNECT with God through worship, prayer, and His Word.


As you begin your time in His Word today, take a moment to call out to Him in prayer. Ask Him to "open your eyes" as you read through today's passage.


As you observe the scripture today, we encourage you to take notes. Notice the emotions, reasons, context. Make sure to note what God wants you to know or do after reading the scripture. What are the takeaways for you?

*Click Add Notes below to take notes and email them to yourself.


What did God want them to notice throughout this passage?

What notes & takeaways do I have?


Now that you've identified the takeaways, it's time to explore & examine the areas of your life that God needs to come under the truth. Take a moment to commit & surrender these areas in prayer.

Try this today

God gives His direction to those who depend on Him! To abide means to “accept or act in accordance with.” Abiding in the Lord means accepting what He wants for us and accepting His timing in what He wants for us! Sometimes that means we don’t get what we want, but we still must trust that what He has for us is better. If we are faithful to abide in Him and understand that His best is actually what is best for us, He is faithful to give us His best! 


Now it's time to tell and share with others what God is teaching you! Try this:

*Share your encouraging takeaways with others on your social media! Facebook / Instagram
Share your story with us!
We want to celebrate your growth in Christ with you!


Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Recite the verse by heart (because it's written there now) to 3 people today.


Bible in a Year

This Bible in a Year reading plan is designed for a 5-day week. Each day of Connect 20, you'll find the reading for that day below. Included below is the Bible in Year Reading Companion. The Reading Companion provides comments on difficult verses and puzzling texts and highlights the overall flow and impact of the current reading.


Bible in 3 Years | 🆕 for 2022

Most believers have a goal to read the entire Bible, but the goal can seem daunting at first! In this plan, you can read the entire Bible over a 3-year period as you commit to just one or two chapters a day. This plan is located within the YouVersion Bible App and you can begin at any time!

Start the Bible in 3 Years here!

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