Daily reading is key
Sometimes when I hear the phrase “spiritual disciplines” I cringe. That just sounds like a lot of work. But when we strive to make them a natural part of our daily life, we learn oh, so much about God. And that, of course, is a good thing.
What are spiritual disciplines? They are basically tools we can learn to use to aid us in our spiritual walk. If you ask 10 people what the disciplines are, you might get varying answers. But for most people they include things like prayer, fasting, Bible study, stewardship, worship, service, and others.
A great tool to help you finely tune your Bible study and worship aspects of your life is a devotional. Whether you read it every day or once a week, a good devotional can help expand on your regular Scripture reading and provide additional insights.
Here are some from LifeWay Christian Stores that I recommend. And get other ideas by visiting lifeway.com.
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For nearly 100 years, countless millions of Christians the world over have trusted the spiritual companionship of Oswald Chambers’s classic daily devotional, My Utmost for His Highest.These brief scripture-based readings—by turns comforting and challenging—will draw you into God’s presence and form you as a disciple of the Risen Lord. You’ll treasure their insight, still fresh and vital. And you’ll discover what it means to offer God your very best for His greatest purpose—to truly offer Him your utmost for His highest. This bonded leather edition includes Chambers’s complete original text, along with helpful subject and scripture indexes as well as a presentation page, imprintable cover, ribbon marker, and gilded page edges.
Scripture tells us to pray without ceasing, but how in the world do we do that? In fact, how should we effectively pray to begin with?
Best-selling author Beth Moore addresses these practical and pervasive matters in Whispers of Hope by walking readers through an easy to remember and apply method of prayer, coupled with seventy daily devotionals and followed by prompts to put this prayer method into practice.
Indeed, Whispers of Hope teaches the manifestation process of powerful Word-saturated prayer in response to a daily Bible reading. In turn, you will better understand how devotional reading and prayer are central to a stronger relationship with God.
The Devotional for Women provides a solution to a problem that nearly all women have—how to be more faithful to read God’s Word and know how to apply it to their lives. It addresses this need by offering 366 daily Bible devotions for women of all ages that together form the heart of biblical womanhood. Progressing from Genesis to Revelation, content includes a strong focus on God’s Word, biblical application, and additional helps such as several options for Bible reading plans.
God’s Word is applicable to the life of every woman. Whereas many daily devotionals offer encouragement for the heart,The Devotional for Women offers that encouragement as well as biblical exposition all in a user friendly, quick read format to change lives in the every day rhythm of life.
When Jesus walked this earth, He gave His followers more than one hundred life-changing promises. He also gave more than one hundred teachings for living in line with God’s priorities—commands that lift us up rather than weigh us down!
This 365-day devotional invites you to let Jesus speak directly into your life. Each reading begins with a red-lettered statement of Jesus, directly from Scripture, followed by a powerful reflection on how He wants us to apply His truths to our daily lives.
No problem you face today is beyond the help of Jesus. No question you ask is beyond the answers of Jesus. The more you get to know this loving Savior, the more you will love Him! So come, immerse yourself in His words. He is speaking to you.
God Is With You Every Day is a brand-new 365-day devotional from Max Lucado, and his first new devotional since the creation of the Grace for the Moment® line. Max’s signature reassuring and encouraging voice, paired with the practical, relevant, and personal message that God is with you every day, makes a great way to start each day of the year.
This devotional begins each week with a prayer and scripture, followed by six days of devotions and scripture for reflection. Weaving messages of comfort, grace, and encouragement, this book is wonderful for anyone who wants a fresh infusion of faith to start each day, as well as those walking through difficult seasons of life such as loneliness, grief, or change.
You can face each day with courage – because God is with you.
Don’t settle for a mediocre faith.
Men’s ministry leader Patrick M. Morley challenges men not to settle for a watered-down version of Christianity. Reflecting Jesus in all aspects of life requires a complete, no-regrets surrender to Him. By fully submitting to Christ, believers will find the true freedom that only Jesus offers.
With 75 short, powerful readings, men will find meaning and purpose as they deepen their relationship with God and seek to become more obedient in their careers, finances, and relationships.
This is the 25th anniversary edition, which will feature newly updated content from the author.
Each year one devotional in the MyDailyTM series impacts literally hundreds of thousands of lives. This year, the focus is faithfulness—God’s faithfulness to us and our faithful response to Him.
Johnny Hunt has been the general editor for seven MyDailyTM books, which have sold more than 340,000 units. Fifty Southern Baptist pastors have provided six devotions each to make up this 312 day devotional. Through Scripture, a devotional thought, and a prayer, trusted pastors communicate God’s faithfulness all year long. This book will be an encouraging devotional in particular for the parishioners of these congregations as well as others in the Southern Baptist denomination and for anyone who needs a reminder of God’s faithfulness day after day and how we show our love to Him through our faithfulness.
The handsome leatherflex design is beautiful for any desk or nightstand.
Many more devotionals are available at your local LifeWay Christian Store and at lifeway.com.