Discover The Many Benefits of Having Daily Devotion

By Rachale Kelley

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He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. ~Mark iv. 9 I woke up this morning being lead to show people how to have a daily devotion and get in the presence of God. Something happens when you get in His presence. No longer do you worry about money or the cares of life. But you believe He is going to take care and supply all of your needs according to His riches and glory.

God has something to say to you. “He loved you so much, that He gave His only son Jesus Christ, that you might have eternal life. If you accept Him as your Lord and Savior, He will make your life brand new. He has done it for me and many others like you. Hear His call for you!

You may ask Rachale how do I do that? Here are some steps for you to take.

1) Set Aside Some Time For God Every Day for 30 Days– treat this set time with God, as if you had set an appointment with a friend.

2) Decide Where You Will Meet Him And For How Long?
I love to meet Him in my bedroom. Find a quiet place that you can meet Him every day at. Be sure to have everything in place when you get there: a pen, pencil, tissue, paper, most important your Bible or anything

 

Decide on a General Structure. Spend some thought on a general structure for your devotional and how much time you’ll spend on each element of your plan. This would be like an outline or agenda for your meeting, so you don’t wander about aimlessly in thought and end up accomplishing nothing. The following four steps will cover some of the typical elements you can include.
Choose a Bible Reading Plan or Bible Study. This may take some time, but choosing a Bible reading plan or study guide will aid you in having a more focuses time of reading and study. If you just pick up your Bible and start reading randomly each day, you may have a difficult time understanding what you read or applying it to your daily life.

Plan to Spend Some Time in Prayer. Prayer is simply two-way communication between you and God. Talking to Him, telling Him about your struggles and cares and then listening for His voice. Some Christians don’t realize prayer includes listening. Remember to give Him time to speak to you in His still small voice {I Kings 19:12, (NKJV) }. Also, one of the loudest ways God speaks to us is through His Word. Spend some time meditating on what you read and letting God speak into your life. Consider

Spending Some Time in Worship. God has created us to praise Him. I Peter 2:9 says, “But you are a chosen people … belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (NIV)

You can express your praises silently or declare them in a loud voice. There is no right or wrong way. You may even want to sing a song of worship in your devotional time.

Consider Spending Some Time Writing in a Journal. Many Christians find that “journaling” helps them stay on track during their devotional time. You can journal your thoughts and prayers, providing a valuable record. Later you will be amazed and encouraged when you go back and note the progress you’ve made or see the evidence of answered prayers. Journaling is not for everyone. I suggest you give it a try and see if it’s right for you.

Commit to Follow Your Daily Devotional Plan. Keeping your commitment is probably the hardest part of getting started. Determine in your heart to keep it up, even when you fail or miss a day. Rather than beating yourself up when you mess up, just pray and ask God to help you. And, be sure to start over the next day. The rewards you will experience as you grow deeper in love with God will definitely be worth it!

Be Flexible and Willing to Make Changes to Your Plan. If you get stuck in a rut, try going back to step #1. Perhaps the plan you’ve chosen is not right for you. Change it up until you find the perfect fit.

Tips:
  1. Keep working at your daily devotional plan for 21 days. By then it should become a habit.
  2. Pray for God to give you the desire and the discipline to spend time with him each day.
  3. Don’t give up. Eventually, you will discover the joys and blessings of your obedience.
  4. If you are married, consider developing a couple’s devotional plan.
What You Need:
  • A Bible
  • A Pen or Pencil
  • A Notebook or Journal
  • A Bible Reading Plan
  • A Bible Study or Study Aid
  • A Quiet Place.

We would love to hear daily devotion strategies that have been effective for you?

 

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About the Author

Rachale Kelley teaches moms who desire to be home & present with their children, how to face her fears & develop skills and strategies that will help her quit her job, conquer overwhelm, believe in herself and find her voice so that she can experience true freedom in her life.

She has been married for 25 years. Has 3 children, the youngest diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

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