As followers of Christ, God’s Word should flow through our lives like a stream of fresh water. As it refreshes us, we should then refresh others.
We can elevate this to a job description for the pastor or Bible study leader, or we can embrace it as a way of life for all Christians. Between the gaps of consistent formal instruction, we each have many opportunities to tell others what we are learning in our daily quiet times. Continue reading “4 Ways To Tell Others What You Are Learning In Your Quiet Times”
Sometimes the pressure to be perfect at a task works against us. Our daily devotions are no different. We want to please God in the way that we spend time with Him. And since our efforts often fall short of our expectations, we can easily get discouraged. But take heart. It’s okay if your daily devotions are less than perfect. God still loves you. He still extends His grace and mercy to you. And the desire you feel in your heart to spend time with God is a reminder that His Spirit is at work within you.
If you’re feeling distant from God to the extent that you struggle to read the Bible or pray, here are 3 suggestions: Continue reading “Dealing With Discouragement In Your Daily Devotions”
If you want consistency in your daily devotions, it’s helpful to have a plan. And to keep from becoming discouraged, you should plan on being flexible.
You don’t have to script out every detail. But if you wake up in a different world every day, you’re increasing the likelihood that distractions will throw you off course. And if you’re too rigid, you’ll miss the pleasant surprises that often accompany the unexpected.
I learned the value of both many years ago during an impromptu weekend getaway. Continue reading “Planning for Flexibility in Your Daily Devotions”
If you’ve been inconsistent in meeting with God, could it be that you’ve added some unnecessary “requirements” to your daily quiet time? It is said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Unfortunately, it’s even easier to not begin at all.
I find it helpful to break a quiet time into two steps. First, listen to God. Second, respond to God. Continue reading “How to Have a Quiet Time in 2 Easy Steps”