Last Sunday I spoke about Daily Bible readings and devotionals and the wonderful resource they are. I mentioned a few and had quite a few people ask for a list. The app that I use is YouVersion, it is free, has a variety of reading plans, and many different versions of the Bible. Bible Gateway is a wonderful website, and though I haven’t used their app, I know some who do and recommend it.
The daily devotional I have found most inspiring through the years is My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Champers. I know quite a few people appreciate Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling. Tim Keller has a devotional titled God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life, I haven’t read it yet (I need to go to a local bookstore I know and order it), but I have read a lot by Tim Keller and have appreciated it all.
Spending a little time daily in God’s word is a great investment you will not regret!
Rev. Dr. Jim King
Apps to download for daily devotional:
Every Christian should have a time set aside to spend with the Lord. This is known as one’s “devotion time”. During this time one could do some or all of the following: praise, worship, read a devotional or read and meditate on the Word of God.
There are many reasons why a Christian should use a daily devotional. These include:
- Encouragement – we all go through different situations and circumstances and at such times reading a devotional may be the answer. These Christian devotionals may speak to your situation, encourage you, and tell you how to come out of the situation.
- Prompting us to study the Word of God – daily devotionals should be Word-centered. Reading a devotional will prompt you to read more of the Word of God.
- Helping to increase your faith – the Word of God says “faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” As you read the daily devotionals and meditate on the examples and experiences that are cited,your faith is stired up.
- Instructing us in the Word – 1 Tim 3:16
- Telling us of other peoples experiences – gives us the opportunity to know and learn from the experiences of others.