As we read God's words, we begin to see how God responds to things. Doing daily devotions re-patterns the way we think and transforms the spirit of the mind. Then, when we face similar situations as Jesus did, we begin to respond in the same way.

Journaling is an excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to us. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time to reflect on and review some of the "gems" that you have received. Without writing these down, you may forget those blessings and some very important lessons! While journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily devotions with your small group or mentors. Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insights and even encourage others.

How To Life Journal

4 Steps to Success While Reading God's Word
Scripture1

Scripture

Look at today's scripture references below, and while reading, find just one or two verses that speak to you.
Observation2

Observation

Note down what the verse means to you and what God speaks to your heart personally.
Application3

Application

Record how you'll be different today because of what you've read. Think of specific, practical things that you can do.
Prayer4

Prayer

Write out your response to God in the form of a prayer.
Once you have completed today's journal, you can send them to yourself for future reference,
simply by clicking on the "Send" button!
1January Readings
1 Genesis 1,2 / Luke 1
2 Genesis 3-5 / Luke 2
3 Genesis 6-8 / Luke 3
4 Genesis 9-11 / Luke 4
5 Genesis 12-14 / Luke 5
6 Genesis 15-17 / Luke 6
7 Genesis 18,19 / Psalm 3 / Luke 7
8 Genesis 20-22 / Luke 8
9 Genesis 23,24 / Luke 9
10 Genesis 25,26 / Psalm 6 / Luke 10
11 Genesis 27,28 / Psalm 4 / Luke 11
12 Genesis 29,30 / Luke 12
13 Genesis 31-33 / Luke 13
14 Genesis 34-36 / Luke 14
15 Genesis 37,38 / Psalm 7 / Luke 15
16 Genesis 39-41 / Luke 16
17 Genesis 42,43 / Psalm 5 / Luke 17
18 Genesis 44-46 / Luke 18
19 Genesis 47,48 / Psalm 10 / Luke 19
20 Genesis 49,50 / Psalm 8 / Luke 20
21 Exodus 1,2 / Psalm 88 / Luke 21
22 Exodus 3-5 / Luke 22
23 Exodus 6-8 / Luke 23
24 Exodus 9-11 / Luke 24
25 Exodus 12,13 / Psalm 21 / Acts 1
26 Exodus 14-16 / Acts 2
27 Exodus 17-20 / Acts 3
28 Exodus 21,22 / Psalm 12 / Acts 4
29 Exodus 23,24 / Psalm 14 / Acts 5
30 Exodus 25-27 / Acts 6
31 Exodus 28,29 / Acts 7
2February Readings
1 Exodus 30-32 / Acts 8
2 Exodus 33,34 / Psalm 16 / Acts 9
3 Exodus 35,36 / Acts 10
4 Exodus 37,38 / Psalm 19 / Acts 11
5 Exodus 39,40 / Psalm 15 / Acts 12
6 Leviticus 1-3 / Acts 13
7 Leviticus 4-6 / Acts 14
8 Leviticus 7-9 / Acts 15
9 Leviticus 10-12 / Acts 16
10 Leviticus 13,14 / Acts 17
11 Leviticus 15-17 / Acts 18
12 Leviticus 18,19 / Psalm 13 / Acts 19
13 Leviticus 20-22 / Acts 20
14 Leviticus 23,24 / Psalm 24 / Acts 21
15 Leviticus 25 / Psalm 25,26 / Acts 22
16 Leviticus 26,27 / Acts 23
17 Numbers 1,2 / Acts 24
18 Numbers 3,4 / Acts 25
19 Numbers 5,6 / Psalm 22 / Acts 26
20 Numbers 7 / Psalm 23 / Acts 27
21 Numbers 8,9 / Acts 28
22 Numbers 10,11 / Psalm 27 / Mark 1
23 Numbers 12,13 / Psalm 90 / Mark 2
24 Numbers 14-16 / Mark 3
25 Numbers 17,18 / Psalm 29 / Mark 4
26 Numbers 19,20 / Psalm 28 / Mark 5
27 Numbers 21-23 / Mark 6,7
28 Numbers 24-27 / I Corinthians 13
3March Readings
1 Numbers 28,29 / Mark 8
2 Numbers 30,31 / Mark 9
3 Numbers 32,33 / Mark 10
4 Numbers 34-36 / Mark 11
5 Deuteronomy 1,2 / Mark 12
6 Deuteronomy 3,4 / Psalm 36 / Mark 13
7 Deuteronomy 5,6 / Psalm 43 / Mark 14
8 Deuteronomy 7-9 / Mark 15
9 Deuteronomy 10-12/ Mark 16
10 Deuteronomy 13-15 / Galatians 1
11 Deuteronomy 16-18 / Psalm 38 / Galatians 2
12 Deuteronomy 19-21 / Galatians 3
13 Deuteronomy 22-24 / Galatians 4
14 Deuteronomy 25-27 / Galatians 5
15 Deuteronomy 28,29 / Galatians 6
16 Deuteronomy 30,31 / Psalm 40 / I Corinthians 1
17 Deuteronomy 32-34 / I Corinthians 2
18 Joshua 1,2 / Psalm 37 / I Corinthians 3
19 Joshua 3-6 / I Corinthians 4
20 Joshua 7,8 / Psalm 69 / I Corinthians 5
21 Joshua 9-11 / 1 Corinthians 6
22 Joshua 12-14 / 1 Corinthians 7
23 Joshua 15-17 / 1 Corinthians 8
24 Joshua 18-20 / 1 Corinthians 9
25 Joshua 21,22 / Psalm 47 / 1 Corinthians 10
26 Joshua 23,24 / Psalm 44 / 1 Corinthians 11
27 Judges 1-3 / 1 Corinthians 12
28 Judges 4,5 / Psalm 39,41 / 1 Corinthians 13
29 Judges 6,7 / Psalm 52 / 1 Corinthians 14
30 Judges 8 / Psalm 42 / 1 Corinthians 15
31 Judges 9,10 / Psalm 49 / 1 Corinthians 1
4April Readings
1 Judges 11,12 / Psalm 50 / 2 Corinthians 1
2 Judges 13-16 / 2 Corinthians 2
3 Judges 17,18 / Psalm 89 / 2 Corinthians 3
4 Judges 19-21 / 2 Corinthians 4
5 Ruth 1,2 / Psalm 53,61 / 2 Corinthians 5
6 Ruth 3,4 / Psalm 64,65 / 2 Corinthians 6
7 1 Samuel 1,2 / Psalm 66 / 2 Corinthians 7
8 1 Samuel 3-5 / Psalm 77 / 2 Corinthians 8
9 1 Samuel 6,7 / Psalm 72 / 2 Corinthians 9
10 1 Samuel 8-10 / 2 Corinthians 10
11 1 Sam. 11,12 / 1 Chronicles 1 / 2 Corinthians 11
12 1 Sam. 13 / 1 Chronicles 2,3 / 2 Corinthians 12
13 1 Sam. 14 / 1 Chronicles 4 / 2 Corinthians 13
14 1 Sam. 15,16 / 1 Chronicles 5 / Matthew 1
15 1 Samuel 17 / Psalm 9 / Matthew 2
16 1 Sam. 18 / 1 Chronicles 6 / Psalm 11 /Matthew 3
17 1 Sam. 19 / 1 Chronicles 7 / Ps. 59 / Matthew 4
18 1 Samuel 20,21 / Psalm 34 / Matthew 5
19 1 Samuel 22 / Psalm 17,35 / Matthew 6
20 1 Samuel 23 / Psalm 32,54 / Matthew 7
21 1 Samuel 24 / Psalm 57,58 / 1 Chronicles 8 / Matthew 8
22 1 Samuel 25,26 / Psalm 63 / Matthew 9
23 1 Samuel 27 / Psalm 141 / 1 Chronicles 9 / Matthew 10
24 1 Sam. 28,29 / Psalm 109 / Matthew 11
25 1 Sam. 30,31 / 1 Chronicles 10 / Matthew 12
26 2 Samuel 1 / Psalm 140 / Matthew 13
27 2 Samuel 2 / 1 Chronicles 11 / Psalm 142 / Matthew 14
28 2 Sam. 3 / 1 Chronicles 12 / Matthew 15
29 2 Samuel 4,5 / Psalm 139 / Matthew 16
30 2 Samuel 6 / 1 Chronicles 13 / Psalm 68 / Matthew 17
5May Readings
1 1 Chronicles 14,15 / Psalm 132 / Matthew 18
2 1 Chronicles 16 / Psalm 106 / Matthew 19
3 2 Samuel 7 / 1 Chronicles 17 / Psalm 2 / Matthew 20
4 2 Samuel 8,9 / 1 Chronicles 18,19 / Matthew 21
5 2 Samuel 10 / 1 Chronicles 20 / Psalm 20 / Matthew 22
6 2 Sam. 11,12 / Psalm 51 / Matthew 23
7 2 Samuel 13,14 / Matthew 24
8 2 Sam. 15,16 / Psalm 32 / Matthew 25
9 2 Samuel 17 / Psalm 71 / Matthew 26
10 2 Samuel 18 / Psalm 56 / Matthew 27
11 2 Samuel 19,20 / Psalm 55 / Matthew 28
12 2 Samuel 21-23 / 1 Thessalonians 1
13 2 Samuel 24 / 1 Chronicles 21 / Psalm 30 / 1 Thessalonians 2
14 1 Chronicles 22-24 / 1 Thessalonians 3
15 1 Chronicles 25-27 / 1 Thessalonians 4
16 1 Kings 1 / 1 Chronicles 28 / Psalm 91 / 1 Thessalonians 5
17 1 Kings 2 / 1 Chronicles 29 / Psalm 95 / 2 Thessalonians 1
18 1 Kings 3 / 2 Chronicles 1 / Psalm 78 / 2 Thessalonians 2
19 1 Kings 4,5 / 2 Chronicles 2 / Psalm 101 / 2 Thessalonians 3
20 1 Kings 6 / 2 Chronicles 3 / Psalm 97 / Romans 1
21 1 Kings 7 / 2 Chronicles 4 / Psalm 98 / Romans 2
22 1 Kings 8 / 2 Chronicles 5 / Psalm 99 / Romans 3
23 2 Chron. 6,7 / Psalm 135 / Romans 4
24 1 Kings 9 / 2 Chronicles 8 / Psalm 136 / Romans 5
25 1 Kings 10 - 11 / 2 Chronicles 9 / Romans 6
26 Proverbs 1-3 / Romans 7
27 Proverbs 4 - 6 / Romans 8
28 Proverbs 7-9 / Romans 9
29 Proverbs 10-12 / Romans 10
30 Proverbs 13-15 / Romans 11
31 Proverbs 16-18 / Romans 12
6June Readings
1 Proverbs 19-21 / Romans 13
2 Proverbs 22-24 / Romans 14
3 Proverbs 25-27 / Romans 15
4 Proverbs 28,29 / Psalm 60 / Romans 16
5 Proverbs 30,31 / Psalm 33 / Ephesians 1
6 Ecclesiastes 1-3 / Psalm 45 / Ephesians 2
7 Ecclesiastes 4-6 / Psalm 18 / Ephesians 3
8 Ecclesiastes 7-9 / Ephesians 4
9 Ecclesiastes 10-12 / Psalm 94 / Ephesians 5
10 Song of Songs 1-4 / Ephesians 6
11 Song of Songs 5-8 / Philippians 1
12 1 Kings 12 / 2 Chronicles 10,11 / Philippians 2
13 1 Kings 13,14 / 2 Chronicles 12 / Philippians 3
14 1 Kings 15 / 2 Chronicles 13,14 / Philippians 4
15 1 Kings 16 / 2 Chronicles 15,16 / Colossians 1
16 1 Kings 17-19 / Colossians 2
17 1 Kings 20,21 / 2 Chronicles 17 / Colossians 3
18 1 Kings 22 / 2 Chronicles 18,19 / Colossians 4
19 2 Kings 1-3 / Psalm 82 / 1 Timothy 1
20 2 Kings 4,5 / Psalm 83 / 1 Timothy 2
21 2 Kings 6,7 / 2 Chronicles 20 / 1 Timothy 3
22 2 Kings 8,9 / 2 Chronicles 21 / 1 Timothy 4
23 2 Kings 10 / 2 Chronicles 22,23 / 1 Timothy 5
24 2 Kings 11,12 / 2 Chronicles 24 / 1 Timothy 6
25 Joel 1-3 / 2 Timothy 1
26 Jonah 1-4 / 2 Timothy 2
27 2 Kings 13,14 / 2 Chronicles 25 / 2 Timothy 3
28 Amos 1-3 / Psalm 80 / 2 Timothy 4
29 Amos 4-6 / Psalm 86 / Titus 1
30 Amos 7-9 / Psalm 104 / Titus 2
7July Readings
1 Isaiah 1-3 / Titus 3
2 Isaiah 4,5 / Psalm 115,116 / Jude
3 Isaiah 6,7 / 2 Chron. 26,27 / Philemon
4 2 Kings 15,16 / Hosea 1 / Hebrews 1
5 Hosea 2-5 / Hebrews 2
6 Hosea 6-9 / Hebrews 3
7 Hosea 10-12 / Psalm 73 / Hebrews 4
8 Hosea 13,14 / Psalm 100,102 / Hebrews 5
9 Micah 1-4 / Hebrews 6
10 Micah 5-7 / Hebrews 7
11 Isaiah 8-10 / Hebrews 8
12 Isaiah 11-14 / Hebrews 9
13 Isaiah 15-18 / Hebrews 10
14 Isaiah 19-21 / Hebrews 11
15 Isaiah 22-24 / Hebrews 12
16 Isaiah 25-28 / Hebrews 13
17 Isaiah 29-31 / James 1
18 Isaiah 32-35 / James 2
19 2 Kings 17 / 2 Chronicles 28 / Psalm 46 / James 3
20 2 Chronicles 29-31 / James 4
21 2 Kings 18,19 / 2 Chronicles 32 / James 5
22 Isaiah 36,37 / Psalm 76 / 1 Peter 1
23 2 Kings 20 / Isaiah 38,39 / Psalm 75 / 1 Peter 2
24 Isaiah 40-42 / 1 Peter 3
25 Isaiah 43-45 / 1 Peter 4
26 Isaiah 46-49 / 1 Peter 5
27 Isaiah 50-52 / Psalm 92 / 2 Peter 1
28 Isaiah 53-56 / 2 Peter 2
29 Isaiah 57-59 / Psalm 103 / 2 Peter 3
30 Isaiah 60-62 / John 1
31 Isaiah 63,64 / Psalm 107 / John 2
8August Readings
1 Isaiah 65,66 / Psalm 62 / John 3
2 2 Kings 21 / 2 Chronicles 33 / John 4
3 Nahum 1-3 / John 5
4 2 Kings 22 / 2 Chronicles 34 / John 6
5 2 Kings 23 / 2 Chronicles 35 / John 7
6 Habakkuk 1-3 / John 8
7 Zephaniah 1-3 / John 9
8 Jeremiah 1,2 / John 10
9 Jeremiah 3,4 / John 11
10 Jeremiah 5,6 / John 12
11 Jeremiah 7-9 / John 13
12 Jeremiah 10-12 / John 14
13 Jeremiah 13-15 / John 15
14 Jeremiah 16,17 / Psalm 96 / John 16
15 Jeremiah 18-20 / Psalm 93 / John 17
16 2 Kings 24 / Jeremiah 22 / Psalm 112 / John 18
17 Jeremiah 23,25 / John 19
18 Jeremiah 26,35,36 / John 20
19 Jeremiah 45-47 / Psalm 105 / John 21
20 Jeremiah 48,49 / Psalm 67 / 1 John 1
21 Jeremiah 21,24,27 / Psalm 118 / 1 John 2
22 Jeremiah 28-30 / 1 John 3
23 Jeremiah 31,32 / 1 John 4
24 Jeremiah 33,34 / Psalm 74 / 1 John 5
25 Jeremiah 37-39 / Psalm 79 / 2 John
26 Jeremiah 50,51 / 3 John
27 Jer. 52 / Revelation 1 / Psalm 143,144
28 Ezekiel 1-3 / Revelation 2
29 Ezekiel 4-7 / Revelation 3
30 Ezekiel 8-11 / Revelation 4
31 Ezekiel 12-14 / Revelation 5
9September Readings
1 Ezekiel 15,16 / Psalm 70 / Revelation 6
2 Ezekiel 17-19 / Revelation 7
3 Ezekiel 20,21 / Psalm 111 / Revelation 8
4 Ezekiel 22-24 / Revelation 9
5 Ezekiel 25-28 / Revelation 10
6 Ezekiel 29-32 / Revelation 11
7 2 Kings 25 / 2 Chronicles 36 / Jeremiah 40,41 / Revelation 12
8 Jeremiah 42-44 / Psalm 48 / Revelation 13
9 Lamen. 1,2 / Obadiah / Revelation 14
10 Lamentations 3-5 / Revelation 15
11 Daniel 1,2 / Revelation 16
12 Daniel 3,4 / Psalm 81 / Revelation 17
13 Ezekiel 33-35 / Revelation 18
14 Ezekiel 36,37 / Psalm 110 / Revelation 19
15 Ezekiel 38,39 / Psalm 145 / Revelation 20
16 Ezekiel 40,41 / Psalm 128 / Revelation 21
17 Ezekiel 42-44 / Revelation 22
18 Ezekiel 45,46 / Luke 1
19 Ezekiel 47,48 / Luke 2
20 Daniel 5,6 / Psalm 130 / Luke 3
21 Daniel 7,8 / Psalm 137 / Luke 4
22 Daniel 9,10 / Psalm 123 / Luke 5
23 Daniel 11,12 / Luke 6
24 Ezra 1 / Psalm 84,85 / Luke 7
25 Ezra 2,3 / Luke 8
26 Ezra 4 / Psalm 113,127 / Luke 9
27 Haggai 1,2 / Psalm 129 / Luke 10
28 Zechariah 1-3 / Luke 11
29 Zechariah 4-6 / Luke 12
30 Zechariah 7-9 / Luke 13
10October Readings
1 Zechariah 10-12 / Psalm 126 / Luke 14
2 Zechariah 13,14 / Psalm 147 / Luke 15
3 Ezra 5,6 / Psalm 138 / Luke 16
4 Esther 1,2 / Psalm 150 / Luke 17
5 Esther 3-8 / Luke 18
6 Esther 9,10 / Luke 19
7 Ezra 7,8 / Luke 20
8 Ezra 9,10 / Psalm 131 / Luke 21
9 Nehemiah 1,2 / Psalm 133 / Luke 22
10 Nehemiah 3,4 / Luke 23
11 Nehemiah 5,6 / Psalm 146 / Luke 24
12 Nehemiah 7,8 / Acts 1
13 Nehemiah 9,10 / Acts 2
14 Nehemiah 11,12 / Psalm 1 / Acts 3
15 Nehemiah 13 / Malachi 1,2 / Acts 4
16 Malachi 3,4 / Psalm 148 / Acts 5
17 Job 1,2 / Acts 6,7
18 Job 3,4 / Acts 8,9
19 Job 5 / Psalm 108 / Acts 10,11
20 Job 6-8 / Acts 12
21 Job 9,10 / Acts 13,14
22 Job 11,12 / Acts 15,16
23 Job 13,14 / Acts 17,18
24 Job 15 / Acts 19,20
25 Job 16 / Acts 21-23
26 Job 17 / Acts 24-26
27 Job 18 / Psalm 114 / Acts 27,28
28 Job 19 / Mark 1,2
29 Job 20 / Mark 3,4
30 Job 21 / Mark 5,6
31 Job 22 / Mark 7,8
11November Readings
1 Psalm 121 / Mark 9,10
2 Job 23,24 / Mark 11,12
3 Job 25 / Mark 13,14
4 Job 26,27 / Mark 15,16
5 Job 28,29 / Galatians 1,2
6 Job 30 / Psalm 120 / Galatians 3,4
7 Job 31,32 / Galatians 5,6
8 Job 33 / 1 Corinthians 1-3
9 Job 34 / 1 Corinthians 4-6
10 Job 35,36 / 1 Corinthians 7,8
11 Psalm 122 / 1 Corinthians 9-11
12 Job 37,38 / 1 Corinthians 12
13 Job 39,40 / 1 Corinthians 13,14
14 Psalm 149 / 1 Corinthians 15,16
15 Job 41,42 / 2 Corinthians 1,2
16 2 Corinthians 3-6
17 2 Corinthians 7-10
18 Psalm 124 / 2 Corinthians 11-13
19 Matthew 1-4
20 Matthew 5-7
21 Matthew 8-10
22 Matthew 11-13
23 Matthew 14-16
24 Matthew 17-19
25 Matthew 20-22
26 Matthew 23-25
27 Psalm 125 / Matthew 26,27
28 Matthew 28 / 1 Thessalonians 1-3
29 1 Thessalonians 4,5 / 2 Thessalonians 1-3
30 Romans 1-4
12December Readings
1 Romans 5-8
2 Romans 9-12
3 Romans 13-16
4 Ephesians 1-4
5 Ephesians 5,6 / Psalm 119:1-80
6 Philippians 1-4
7 Colossians 1-4
8 1 Timothy 1-4
9 1 Timothy 5,6 / Titus 1-3
1 2 Timothy 1-4
11 Philemon / Hebrews 1-4
12 Hebrews 5-8
13 Hebrews 9-11
14 Hebrews 12,13 / Jude
15 James 1-5
16 1 Peter 1-5
17 2 Peter 1-3 / John 1
18 John 2-4
19 John 5,6
20 John 7,8
21 John 9-11
22 John 12-14
23 John 15-18
24 John 19-21
25 1 John 1-5
26 Psalm 117,119:81-176 / 2 John / 3 John
27 Revelation 1-4
28 Revelation 5-9
29 Revelation 10-14
30 Revelation 15-18
31 Revelation 19-22
The Life Journal Reading plan was developed by Wayne Cordeiro and is designed to help you read through the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice each year.