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D is for Daily Devotions

Part of being an active Christian involves actively seeking out God. How do you do that? By praying and reading the Bible.

Something that I like to do daily is read a devotion. A devotion (in the sense that we are using the term) is really just any kind of reading that pertains to the Bible or the Christian faith. I have found that reading a couple of devotions a day helps me have a more positive outlook throughout my entire day. I like to read my daily devotions in the morning, but if you’re not a morning person or don’t have time to read them in the morning, you can do so on a lunch break, right before bed or at whatever other time is convenient for you.

What do you read for devotions?

Bible Scriptures

Well, first off, I read some snippet of Bible scripture. At current, I am doing Christian Resource Project’s 2019 Challenge. (Click the link to get your printable copy.) Every day when I read the scripture for that day, I cross it off, as you can see. I chose a malleable paperback Bible that’d I’d gotten for free from InTouch Ministries to complete this challenge in. I highlight whatever the verse for the day is. If it’s multiple verses, I highlight all of them or just the ones that stood out to me most.

InTouch Magazine

I also read the InTouch daily devotions that Dr. Charles Stanley publishes. I love the way his devotions are short and to the point, and there’s even a little space for notes underneath. I usually try to jot down a thought or two that I can look back on later. I like to keep my InTouch magazines on my bookshelf so that I look back at some of my notes later on if I need to. You can subscribe to the print or digital version of InTouch magazine online. If you get the digital version, it’s be delivered right to your email every morning. I prefer the printed copies, but if you don’t have the space or don’t want any additional clutter throughout your home, you might prefer the digital.

Whispers of Hope

I also have a lovely daily devotion book that one of my dearest friends sent me for my birthday last year. Like InTouch’s daily devotions, this book consists of short, one-page devotions that say a lot. I like the way this book uses practical examples of applications of biblical teachings.

These are the three types of daily devotions that I do. You don’t necessarily have to do all three. Maybe just reading a bit of scripture is sufficient for you. I tend to have a thirst for knowledge and studying. Ever a student, I love to learn, and this was a feasible, manageable way for me to learn and grow in faith in little steps every day.

What about you? What types of daily devotions do you do?

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2 thoughts on “D is for Daily Devotions

  1. A small group at my church started doing a scripture writing program. Each month, we have a topic and a list of scriptures, and we write one out each day then meet at the end of the month to talk about them. So that writing program has become part of my daily devotions.

    I also Bible study in the mornings, and most of that ends up as weekly posts on my blog every Saturday.

    I’ve been wanting to find a daily devotional guide to reach each morning as soon as I wake up to help get me in the right mindset for prayer. I’ll have to check-out Whispers of Hope!

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