I'm a HUGE fan of devotionals because they offer quick, topical jolts of biblical insight and encouragement. We are all busy these days, but we can all spare 10-minutes in the morning or at night before bed. Most devotionals offer suggested prayer at the end of each passage, which I think is great for leading one into prayer and worship.
Here are some of my favorite devotionals that I use regularly that I think you may enjoy.
I love this devotional! The content was adapted from Joyce Meyer's best selling book: Battlefield of the Mind. I highly recommend this book and the devotional. There is a spiritual battle going on behind the scenes and the Devil (and his demons) try to attack our minds. These books will equip you and teach you how to control your mind and your emotions. Buy it on Amazon. It is available as an app from the App Store and as an Audiobook if you are more of an audiobook person.
2. Sparkling Gems From The Greek: 365 Greek Word Studies For Every Day Of The Year To Sharpen Your Understanding Of God's Word
This book is a much larger devotional and really goes in-depth with amazing word studies. The New Testament was primarily written in Greek, so this is extremely helpful in understanding the depth of the New Testament. Rick Renner does an amazing job with this book and it's so good that I have bought extra copies to gift to family and friends. Check it out! Buy it on Amazon.
3. Daily Inspiration for the Purpose Driven Life: Scriptures and Reflections from the 40 Days of Purpose
Based off of Pastor Rick Warren's best seller: The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? which sold over 30 million worldwide. I love this book because it gives people hope, direction and inspiration for their lives. It has helped and blesses millions and I know it will bless you as well. Buy it on Amazon. There is even an awesome app version of this devotional (with video) available on the App Store and on Google Play.
Jesus Calling is different from the other devotionals in this list in that it is written from Jesus' point of view. Author & missionary, Sarah Young, wrote from this perspective as she started writing in her prayer journal. Her devotions proved to be a huge blessing to her friends and family and eventually people all over the world. Buy it on Amazon. This book is very popular and it is available as an app on the App Store and also on the iBooks Store.
This is basically the sequel to the Battlefield of the Mind Devotional listed above. It helps tap into God's power in your daily life by thinking and speaking His way. This is such an awesome devotional and you will not be sorry that you got it. I have the hardcover version and the app from the App Store.
Another Joyce Meyer devotional? What can I say, I like her practical, every day life teachings. She really does know her stuff when it comes to living and thinking God's Word throughout your day. Much like her other devotionals, I have really enjoyed this one. This book is available as an app from the App Store and also has a companion book called Ending Your Day Right. It is available as an app as well.
7. 365 Days of Power: Personalized Prayers and Confessions to Build Your Faith and Strengthen Your Spirit
This devotional offers 365 days of personalized prayers and confession by Rick Renner. He is the author of the Sparkling Gems from the Greek book above and he does an fabulous job here as well. It will help you build your faith and strengthen your resolve as a child of God. Buy it on Amazon.
The Ransomed Heart is a devotional that pulls from some of my favorite Christian books. John Eldredge is the author. You may have heard of him, he is the author of Wild at Heart, Waking the Dead and co-author of Captivating (the awesome book he wrote along side his wife, Stasi). If you like any of his books, you will love this devotional because it is a collection of entries from many of his books. Buy it on Amazon.
As the title suggests, this devotional aims at helping you experience God. It's a quick and insightful read, with each day bringing a Bible verse, short devotional, and a space for your own thoughts and reflections. Journaling really helps you express what God is putting on your heart, that is why I recommend this version which has the journal built into the book. Buy it on Amazon. Also available on the iBook Store.
What are some of your favorite Christian devotionals? Also, do you use devotional apps on your phone? Let me know in the comments below.
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