Choose a Bible reading plan that is do-able for you:
Depending on your level of “busyness”, if you decide to read through the entire Bible in one year, and then you wake up in the morning with 20-30 minutes of assigned reading to be able to achieve the goal, then you may not have much time left over to do your journaling, to pray, or to really narrow down your one truth for the day. So be realistic about your Bible reading plan. For example, I’m currently using a small devotional guide called “Our Daily Bread”, which gives me a simple topic-based Bible reading for each day. So I read for 5-10 minutes, journal for 5-10 minutes, pray for 5-10 minutes, and that’s it, 15-30 minutes of devotional time each morning. Choose a Bible reading plan that works for you. My recommendation? Start small.
Invest in a good study Bible:
The presence of word interpretations, maps, clarity of cultural references, relevant similar portions of Scripture, etc. make finding truth easier than simply using a “plain Jane” style Bible. Now don’t get me wrong, no matter how it is delivered, God’s Word is mighty and holy, but having a good study Bible makes finding truth easier.