Not sure where to begin your time with God journey? Let’s talk about one of the easiest ways to spend time with God. Daily Devotionals.
This was a new concept to me a few years back. So let’s assume maybe you’re at the same point I was then and maybe your not so sure where to start.
So what exactly is a daily devotional? A daily devotional is traditionally in the format of a book, with one reading passage for each day. A preset guide if you will for your journey. My favorite and a simple (yet powerful, don’t let the word simple fool you) daily devotional is “Jesus Calling, Finding Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young.” Its format is written in a beautiful conversational style. It’s as if Jesus is sitting with and speaking directly to you. Here is an example:
October 6: “Be willing to follow wherever I lead. Follow Me wholeheartedly, with glad anticipation quickening your pace. Though you don’t know what lies ahead, I know; and that is enough!….”
The “conversation” is followed by two or more bible passages. See simple yet powerful and beautiful.
In our new electronic age there are also online tools you can use to receive daily devotionals right to your inbox. Here are a few website examples:
Of course there are many other books and on-line resources. My suggestion is that you find the one that is right for you. I have had a books that just didn’t speak to me, or where a bit too advanced for my current walk with God and that’s ok. The important thing is that you find the one that does speak to you. It may take some trial and error but it will be so worth!